Youths walking along a street in central Klippan, Sweden. An undercurrent of racism has been at the margins of Swedish politics for decades. Photo: Bloomberg
Youths walking along a street in central Klippan, Sweden. An undercurrent of racism has been at the margins of Swedish politics for decades. Photo: Bloomberg
Sweden

In Sweden, minority groups say racism is a part of everyday life

  • Big cities are not a safe haven for newcomers who do not look ‘Swedish’, with reported hate crime up 20 per cent nationally in the decade through 2018
  • The government is sticking to a national plan in place since 2016 to educate people, prevent hate speech online and push the legal system to combat hate crimes

Youths walking along a street in central Klippan, Sweden. An undercurrent of racism has been at the margins of Swedish politics for decades. Photo: Bloomberg
Youths walking along a street in central Klippan, Sweden. An undercurrent of racism has been at the margins of Swedish politics for decades. Photo: Bloomberg
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