We often look at more progressive countries with envy: respectful attitude of the authorities towards the people, high incomes, well-paid maternity leave, large unemployment benefits ... But even in the most developed countries there are still disgusting remnants of the past: social segregation, racism, discriminatory national minorities . For which countries of the editors KnowAll.rf was ashamed?
Japan: Discrimination Against Dirty ProfessionalsOf course, in most countries the scavenger profession is far from prestigious (although the situation is changing: today the “garbage business” is a very profitable industry), but Japan has taken hatred for this profession to a new level. In the land of the rising sun for scavengers, as well as other "unclean" professions, which there include the undertakers and the slaughtermen of cattle, there is a separate word - burakumin. Literally, it is translated from Japanese as "the abundance of dirt."In total, such people in the country live, according to various estimates, from 2 to 3 million.
Germany: Stereotypes about Asians are encouraged by awardsAfter the tragedy of the Holocaust, the Germans are trying to stop any talk about the "superiority of the Aryan race." Now Germany is a multinational country, about 20% of its citizens were born on the territory of other countries. And yet the Germans have a deep prejudice towards the inhabitants of one region. They come from East Asian countries (China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia).
In the 82 million country of Asians, a little more than one million. Apparently, guided by the principle of “shame when seen”, the people of Germany have fun, making fun of them. No, seriously - they even instituted an award for the best stereotype about Asians. This was announced at a concert of the orchestra under the leadership of American conductor of Japanese origin, Kent Nagano (which is typical, Wagner's music was played).
Israel: “Welcome to all Jews. Except those from Ethiopia "In 1977, the Israeli authorities approved the repatriation of Jews from Ethiopia (Falash). Because of the tense relations between Israel and Ethiopia, where dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam ruled at that time, it was not so easy to transport people, but over the next few years 56 thousand black Jews moved to Israel.
35 years have passed: Falash live in the ghetto and are isolated from the public life of the country. They have problems finding a job, 75% of the indigenous population do not support marriages with the Ethiopian people, and 50% believe that Falashan children should not go to school with their children.And in 2016, the head of the Israeli police said that "the police treat Ethiopian Jews with suspicion - and this is normal, because according to the Falash statistics, they are more likely to commit crimes." Nothing like?
Great Britain: “Poles are parasites”We all heard stupid jokes about the Poles and “psha-pscha”, but did not even imagine how Polish citizens hate in the UK. A 2014 poll showed that 81% of Polish migrants in the British Isles are subjected to violence, both verbal and physical.
South Korea: pure racismYou may have heard that in the United States, during the time of slavery, the actors of the theater painted their faces with shoe polish to play a black character.Such a make-up, imitating dark skin, is called “blekfeys.” Americans learn from their mistakes: today, Blackface, which is also found in films from the beginning of the 20th century, is considered overt racism - even jokingly.
But one thing the United States, another - South Korea. In a country that was relatively recently in the "first echelon", racist stereotypes reigned for a long time. Back in the 70s of the 20th century, children born in a marriage between a South Korean citizen and a dark-skinned man were considered “bastards”, second-rate people, and in the media, the Negroes spoke in the spirit of the Ku Klus Clan brochures.
Italy: Gypsy concentration campsHistorically, the Gypsies, to put it mildly, are not very fond of Europe. From 1973 to 2007 in Czechoslovakia, and then in the Czech Republic, Roma were forcibly sterilized. In 2013, France expelled more than 10 thousand inhabitants of Gypsy settlements from the country. In 2017, Denmark embarked on this long-suffering people, destroying 25 camps and imposing a ban on Gypsy settlements.
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