40% Of Foreigners Face Daily Discrimination - The Reykjavik Grapevine

40% Of Foreigners Face Daily Discrimination

Published May 7, 2013

A new poll reveals that 40% of foreigners living in Iceland experience prejudice on a nearly daily basis, RÚV reports.
According to the poll, which was conducted by InterCultural Iceland on behalf of the Ministry of Welfare, participants named the workplace as the most common site of discrimination, which accounted for 60% of the perceived cases of prejudice. 
Just over 36% of participants reported that they experienced indirect forms of prejudice on at least 10 occasions over the two-week period in which the poll took place. Being brushed off, ignored and avoided were listed as the most common forms of prejudice in addition to facing the pretence of not being understood. Many participants also sensed that they were often being gawked at or sized-up.
The most common reactions of those who felt discriminated against were dejection, irritation, and anger. Only 20% claimed to be unaffected by the prejudicial treatment and considered it a laughing matter.    

 

 

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