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Icelandic Children taught that
Black men are called Negroes

News of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland), by Staff

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 2/13/2014 11:15:46 AM

"Men on earth are not all the same. Black people are called Negroes. Most of them live in Africa." This is a part of a reading exercise for second grade children in Iceland, seven years old. The father of a second grade girl posted a photo of the assignment on Facebook a couple of days ago and the story has gone viral since. Racism in Iceland The assignment in question can be seen in the photo above (in Icelandic) but roughly translates to: "Men on earth are not all the same. Black people are called Negroes. They mostly live in Africa. Yellow men

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I guess they´re not as evolved on current PC terminology up there.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Screwgun, 2/13/2014 11:21:33 AM     (No. 9730825)

If they included "White people are called Typical White Persons. Most of them live in trailer parks" there wouldn´t be a problem.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 2/13/2014 11:27:12 AM     (No. 9730835)

There would be a problem #1, unless one wrote that Negroes also live in trailer parks but only so White People will not feel bad about themselves.

Lets give it a rest, who cares what the Icelanders call black people Personally I don´t care what anyone calls them, I am so tired of PC I try not to call them anything , in fact I try not to notice at all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skywarrior, 2/13/2014 11:29:37 AM     (No. 9730843)

I wonder how many "African-Icelanders" there are. I just can´t comprehend how we have become so culturally warped that to call a race by its proper name is racist. I´m part Cherokee and mostly white. I guess that just makes me a .....cracker. (and if Liz Warren is reading here, I can PROVE my Cherokee heritage).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bison65, 2/13/2014 11:30:39 AM     (No. 9730849)

Hard to keep ahead of the PC police. How are black people referred to in the UK? I think I once heard Mandela referred to as an African American. Time to get to work shoveling snow. My poor German-Norwegian- American back.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: valinva, 2/13/2014 11:40:06 AM     (No. 9730871)

White people are called Caucasians. Negro is from the Spanish word for black. The NAACP still obviously calls them colored people. Is anyone else sick of all of this? Obama and his gang of race baters are destroying this country.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: FLCracker, 2/13/2014 11:40:50 AM     (No. 9730874)

The article didn´t mention the part where it says red men are called redskins. (I´m sure that´s what "rauthskinnar" means.

Svartir means "black", just like "negro" means "black" in Spanish. So that sentence actually reads "black men are called "blacks..."

I want a copy of the book. I´m learning Icelandic!

Svartir; gulir; rauthir; brunir

Black; yellow; red; brown - in adjective form, I think, since white is "hvitt", so to match the above, it should be "hvittir"?

So, the "who, where, when and why" words must start with "hvi"?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/13/2014 11:45:21 AM     (No. 9730887)

Reparations must be made. Jackson and Sharpton will be in touch.






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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/13/2014 11:46:17 AM     (No. 9730889)

No, children. They are all called "African-Americans" no matter where they hail from.

Labels. The left is always changing them for the purposes of creating drama for their own benefit.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 2/13/2014 11:47:09 AM     (No. 9730891)

Wait until someone hears what Rap "musicians" call them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/13/2014 11:47:57 AM     (No. 9730894)

So was I. Back in the day, that was the appropriate, respectful term, at least in Texas and Louisiana. We were instructed to be careful to say Negro and not Negra.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hybernicus, 2/13/2014 11:58:56 AM     (No. 9730915)

Okay, now let´s look at how Arabs refer to Jews.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Moritz55, 2/13/2014 12:04:56 PM     (No. 9730924)

I was taught the exact same thing in the second grade. Of course, that was 55 years ago.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: web, 2/13/2014 12:06:45 PM     (No. 9730929)

I fail to see the problem. I suppose that all Spanish speakers are now racists, for saying the word negro. To hear the way many Blacks talk about each other, most of them are the "forbidden word" that no one else is allowed to pronounce. Since it is a descriptive noun, they either are or are not one, regardless of who pronounces it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 2/13/2014 12:07:11 PM     (No. 9730930)

Sombody should report them to the NAACP. . .oh wait.

Maybe the United Negro College Fund.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KingBubo, 2/13/2014 12:08:29 PM     (No. 9730932)

boycott iceland (too cold anyway)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harper, 2/13/2014 12:13:05 PM     (No. 9730941)

Even if they stated "White people are called White Trash, Rednecks and Crackers. Most of them live in trailer parks and Obama throws them under the bus whenever he wants" there wouldn´t be a problem.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Judge, 2/13/2014 12:24:39 PM     (No. 9730956)

"Oh, the horror"

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/13/2014 12:30:55 PM     (No. 9730963)

#13, the border town on the Mexican side across from Eagle Pass, Texas, is Piedras Negras. It means black rocks. Shame, shame.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 2/13/2014 12:36:25 PM     (No. 9730978)

I do not see racism. Touchy touchy touchy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 2/13/2014 12:37:08 PM     (No. 9730979)

You can call me "caucasian" if you want. Really. I won´t be offended!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/13/2014 12:40:13 PM     (No. 9730983)

Martin Luther King, Jr. spent a lot of time talking about the condition of the negro in
America.

Anthropologists have talked about racial categories to include negroid.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: volksford, 2/13/2014 12:43:24 PM     (No. 9730988)

The lefty pc police leave no stone unturned in their never ending quest to root out real and imagined racisim. Today´s investigation centers on Iceland ,a country with the population of a medium sized American city. Yes, it´s a never ending quest to the ends of the earth to get the local citizenry in line.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 2/13/2014 12:50:50 PM     (No. 9731001)

Look at old civil rights films, say from the early 60s. Darned if there isn´t the real JFK referring to "Negroes" on more than one occasion.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 2/13/2014 1:13:09 PM     (No. 9731041)

*sigh* Looks like the Vikings have become just another bunch of Euro-weenies...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: tennman, 2/13/2014 1:25:40 PM     (No. 9731065)

And we care about what´s taught to Icelandic children because????

The only black-icelandic I know if is Carl Carlson. And he´s adopted.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chumley, 2/13/2014 1:28:18 PM     (No. 9731071)

The last time I was in Iceland (a good while back) they didn´t appreciate other cultures polluting theirs and they werent shy about letting it be known.
I guess that has changed.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 2/13/2014 1:49:04 PM     (No. 9731091)

We are all one human race. All of us are various shades and tones of one colour, brown, from very pale to very dark. All beautiful, all equal in worth and dignity. Yes, different cultures and heritages. Yes, variations in physical characteristics such as eye, hair, and skin colour. But skin colour no more or less significant than eye and hair colour. One race.

My 8-year-old son knows that when and if he marries, his wife may be light, medium, or dark in colour.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/13/2014 1:49:26 PM     (No. 9731092)

#10, your comment reminded me of an experience on a (one time) Greyhound bus trip back to college. The bus wasn´t crowded, so I had a double seat to myself. I was sitting in the aisle seat instead of the one next to the window. A young (but older than I was) black man boarded the bus and looked directly at me as he was making his way down the aisle, so I expected it when he asked if he could sit in the seat next to me. I said "sure", and moved to the seat next to the window.

He began immediately to question me on attitudes about race in my hometown area and at college. He corrected me when I said "Negra" instead of Negro. I told him he was in the deep South, and that he might hear a lot of words ending with the letter ´o´ being pronounced with the sound of the letter ´a´. El Dorado, AR was given as an example. Arkansans usually pronounce it El Duh-RAY-duh, while people from outside the Ark-La-Miss, or Ark-La-TX might pronouce it El Doh-RAH-Doh. He still insisted that I should pronounce the long ´o´ at the end of Negro.

cont´d

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/13/2014 1:50:20 PM     (No. 9731094)

#28 cont´d:

As we happened to pass a small "tavern" along the way he asked what white people called an establishment like that. He laughed out loud when I told him "beer joint", "dive", "honky-tonk", etc.. Blacks called whites "honkies" a lot back then. I guess it was funny to him that whites called it a "honky-tonk".

After that he settled into general conversation about college. He was a student in NC.

Interestingly, the word Negro became politically incorrect soon enough and the lesson was all in vain.

I´ve been insulted by both blacks and whites during my long life. PC is more offensive than any insult - intentional or otherwise, imho.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/13/2014 1:55:00 PM     (No. 9731100)

Meant to add and more damaging to the last sentence in #29.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/13/2014 1:58:47 PM     (No. 9731104)

When a person or a business changes it´s name it´s seldom because it was doing very well with the last one. However, in the professional victim world of the racial left there is a weird notion that any name you might choose is just not good enough, not pure enough, not complimentary enough for the chosen, fashionable victims groups.

It´s a common leftist tactic to stigmatize all discussion of those topics where the left cannot triumph.

Which is.....all of them.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 2/13/2014 2:12:45 PM     (No. 9731120)

In Muriburiland!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/13/2014 3:21:20 PM     (No. 9731189)

I used to play golf with a guy who immigrated here from Southern Rhodesia. He was white but technically an ´African-American´. The constant searching for something to call themselves is a little sad. Why is ´colored person´ no longer acceptable but ´person of color´ is oh-so-politically correct.

By the way, the ´N´ word is not a corruption of Negro. It comes from what blacks were called in earlier times....Niger, the Latin word for black (Nigeria, Niger River, etc). Pronounced with a long ´i´ it´s easy to see where the forbidden word has its roots.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/13/2014 3:26:51 PM     (No. 9731205)

hvi?? #6, now you see why I studied Swedish and Finnish. Not to mention that there are less strange letters in those languages!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/13/2014 3:28:49 PM     (No. 9731208)

So, NAACP, what ARE you people calling yourselves these days?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/13/2014 3:30:01 PM     (No. 9731210)

In the old British Empire even Jews were referred to as Jew and Jewess. The key is to understand if it is used as a deliberate insult or derogatory put down. In Iceland it is doubtful if a race based insult is intended. But in New York it probably would be.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Griller1, 2/13/2014 3:32:26 PM     (No. 9731212)

I wonder if it refers to Middle Easterners as camel jockeys, camel humpers, or inbreds. All would be appropriate.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 2/13/2014 3:43:40 PM     (No. 9731226)

Well whatever happen to "Afro-American"?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: franq, 2/13/2014 3:51:03 PM     (No. 9731234)

Just got through re-reading Hemingway´s To Have and Have Not. I had forgotten how much the N word was used in it. Has Huck Finn beat by a mile. But of course, today´s lit students probably wouldn´t touch either one.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mamafrog, 2/13/2014 3:51:35 PM     (No. 9731236)

Reading to the end of the story, it was an old book that is no longer in use. Apparently there were a few copies in this school which had been drug out and used.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/13/2014 10:57:22 PM     (No. 9731748)

As with photos of crimes, who felt the need to get this online ? Who are we to tell Icelandic children what to do or think ?

Check out any old census and see negro used in the US.

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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

You´re on the clock:
Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
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Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
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Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief


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