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  • CBSLife Why you will fail to have a great career - CBSLife
    is all of the excuses you tell yourself If you choose to stick with your excuses instead of focusing on discovering and exploiting your passion you will fail in having a great career as stated by Larry Smith I have a theory of my own regarding this meaning that I believe success to a high extent is a matter of focus Instead of focusing on internal motivation such as passion we all tend to put a lot more emphasis on external motivators By external motivators I am thinking of the things in our surroundings which we convince ourselves will minimize our chances of succeeding Focusing on demotivating aspects such as excuses made up in your own head will never help you in succeeding instead you should shift your focus towards discovering what your own personal passion could be Passion Consider this strange concept passion What is passion Why is it so important Larry Smith emphasizes the fact that you can have an interest something you find enjoyable but this is not a passion A passion is not just something you love it is your greatest love Well just discovering you passion is a huge challenge in itself a discussion which I will have to save for another article however I strongly believe that you should keep looking for your passion if you haven t found it yet As Steve Jobs said so competently when being asked about passion If you haven t found it yet keep looking Don t settle As with all matters of the heart you ll know when you find it And like any great relationship it just gets better and better as the years roll on Larry Smith ends his talk with a thought provoking statement despite your excuses if you do manage to find your passion you will still fail to have a great career Why Source Wikimedia Finding your passion is one thing but actually pursuing it is something else entirely When it comes to the actual pursuit some choose to focus on the things they feel they have to sacrifice in order to pursue this dream Is your passion worth it A key element is human relationships Some believe that in order to be truly successful you will have to sacrifice close human relations You cannot be a loving parent or spouse if you want to dedicate your life to your passion But why not When it comes to sacrifice and choosing between human relations or your passion I agree with Larry Smith Why choose Is it naive of me to want it all Doesn t there exist truly successful people who have followed their dreams while having a loving caring family as well Of course these people exists So why can t you be one of these people Why can t I If you repeatedly feed yourself with your own excuses regarding your perceived insufficiencies these excuses will in the end become a true reflection of your life Don t create your

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  • CBSLife Philip Pfeiffer, Author at CBSLife
    8716 Views November 5 2013 Copenhagen s Treasures Kind of Bl 6189 Views September 9 2013 Runner s Paradise 5 Awesome Route 1922 Views Find us on Facebook Popular Recent Categories Does Denmark Have a Race Problem 106 Comments The 5 Worst Things About Moving to Copenhagen 15 Comments The Ethics of Blanking as a Strategy 9 Comments How To Budget Travel 4 Comments The 10 Best Danish Movies and What They Say About Danes 4 Comments CBS This Week Week 17 April 24 2016 How is Zoophilia socially acceptable April 22 2016 CBS This Week Week 16 April 17 2016 Is CBS ignoring the economics debate April 16 2016 Ublend Releases the World s First Education Network April 13 2016 Check Out 88 DISCUSS 108 EXCHANGE 25 FASHION 30 Featured 244 Featured Video Who are we CBSLife is CBS student blog written for students by students Our goal is to write about what s happening on campus and off campus so you can make the most of your university experience We post articles daily and strive to deliver content that spans the whole spectrum writing about everything from student politics to the best cupcakes in town to where you

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  • CBSLife copenhagen Archives - CBSLife
    2015 Halloween in Copenhagen 320 Views October 19 2015 CBS This Week Week 43 325 Views October 14 2015 Types of bike parking at CBS 701 Views October 7 2015 Got GRØD 420 Views September 4 2015 Copenhagen Treasures Restaurant Kul 531 Views April 17 2015 Forno a Legna The Italian hangover cure 1260 Views February 24 2015 How to Make it in the Copenhagen Job Mar 767 Views September 8 2014 CBSLife Tracks Week 37 1107 Views September 4 2014 Style Spotted Copenhagen Fashion Week S 1283 Views May 6 2014 Copenhagen s Treasures Mikkeller 1466 Views May 1 2014 Playing with politics in NYC The story 2152 Views 1 2 3 4 5 Find us on Facebook Popular Recent Categories Does Denmark Have a Race Problem 106 Comments The 5 Worst Things About Moving to Copenhagen 15 Comments The Ethics of Blanking as a Strategy 9 Comments How To Budget Travel 4 Comments The 10 Best Danish Movies and What They Say About Danes 4 Comments CBS This Week Week 17 April 24 2016 How is Zoophilia socially acceptable April 22 2016 CBS This Week Week 16 April 17 2016 Is CBS ignoring the economics debate April 16 2016 Ublend Releases the World s First Education Network April 13 2016 Check Out 88 DISCUSS 108 EXCHANGE 25 FASHION 30 Featured 244 Featured Video Who are we CBSLife is CBS student blog written for students by students Our goal is to write about what s happening on campus and off campus so you can make the most of your university experience We post articles daily and strive to deliver content that spans the whole spectrum writing about everything from student politics to the best cupcakes in town to where you can buy the cheapest beer We are always open

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  • CBSLife international Archives - CBSLife
    Number and Res 1990 Views February 24 2012 Halifax Burger Restaurant and Bar 769 Views Find us on Facebook Popular Recent Categories Does Denmark Have a Race Problem 106 Comments The 5 Worst Things About Moving to Copenhagen 15 Comments The Ethics of Blanking as a Strategy 9 Comments How To Budget Travel 4 Comments The 10 Best Danish Movies and What They Say About Danes 4 Comments CBS This Week Week 17 April 24 2016 How is Zoophilia socially acceptable April 22 2016 CBS This Week Week 16 April 17 2016 Is CBS ignoring the economics debate April 16 2016 Ublend Releases the World s First Education Network April 13 2016 Check Out 88 DISCUSS 108 EXCHANGE 25 FASHION 30 Featured 244 Featured Video Who are we CBSLife is CBS student blog written for students by students Our goal is to write about what s happening on campus and off campus so you can make the most of your university experience We post articles daily and strive to deliver content that spans the whole spectrum writing about everything from student politics to the best cupcakes in town to where you can buy the cheapest beer We are always open

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  • CBSLife race Archives - CBSLife
    a Strategy 9 Comments How To Budget Travel 4 Comments The 10 Best Danish Movies and What They Say About Danes 4 Comments CBS This Week Week 17 April 24 2016 How is Zoophilia socially acceptable April 22 2016 CBS This Week Week 16 April 17 2016 Is CBS ignoring the economics debate April 16 2016 Ublend Releases the World s First Education Network April 13 2016 Check Out 88 DISCUSS 108 EXCHANGE 25 FASHION 30 Featured 244 Featured Video Who are we CBSLife is CBS student blog written for students by students Our goal is to write about what s happening on campus and off campus so you can make the most of your university experience We post articles daily and strive to deliver content that spans the whole spectrum writing about everything from student politics to the best cupcakes in town to where you can buy the cheapest beer We are always open to feedback from our loyal readers so give us your opinion on our articles Stay tuned for the latest news and advice CBSLife on Instagram cbslife 38 1 cbslife 8 0 cbslife 16 0 cbslife 21 0 Things We Like Alt Om København CBS CBS

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  • CBSLife Copenhagen's Treasures: Torvehallerne - CBSLife
    canard sandwich to have The Best Sandwich in the City The same kind of nomination has been given to the exclusive sushi stand called Sushi Lovers Yes I bet you see the pattern passion and quality that s exactly right but Torvehallerne is also quite innovative in introducing new concepts which has been very successful For example Cofoco Supermarché is the first supermarket in Denmark to sell frozen ready made meals made by professional chefs No matter what your tastes you will be able to find something that fascinates inspires or tempts you in Torvehallerne and the level of service will not disappoint you either Torvehallerne is the place where the greengrocers are wearing suits and butterflies and where every stand is customized to fit the personality of the owner So grab your friends or your family and experience this unique super market For more information Visit their Facebook page here Check out their website Address Frederiksborggade 21 1360 København Opening hours Mon Thurs 10 19 Friday 10 20 Saturday 10 18 Share this story Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn About the Author Maria Solvsteen Maria Sølvsteen is the former managing editor of CBSLife and continues to write for the site She is passionate about literature and travelling her dog and drinking chai tea with her friends Maria is in the third year of her degree in BSc International Business Tags beautiful CPH delicious experience food market shopping sushi Torvehallerne Treasure Previous Post Next Post Related News April 16 2016 Is CBS ignoring the economics debate April 13 2016 Ublend Releases the World s First Education Network April 13 2016 Copenhagen Getaways Mini Cruise to Oslo Norway March 28 2016 A Part of Something Bigger With PoKo Leave a reply Cancel reply Name Email Website Comment Find us on Facebook Popular

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  • CBSLife How to knock 'em dead... with your words. - CBSLife
    be anywhere from the overall ideas like for this article it would be structure writing pointers or an itemized list of sub points you re making with a quick word about how your argument goes This lets you keep the structure but frees you from reading the speech word for word The end of the scale is obviously improvising For this there is no easy way to get good you need to know your subject extremely well and you have to be able to think of your structure your points and how it all fits together while delivering a speech Suffice to say to be a good improvised speaker takes practice Obviously different cases call for different approaches A presentation to the board while you re an Intern Fully prepared That oral exam presentation Cue cards A toast requested at last minute Improvise Well hopefully you know the structure of the speech as well as how you planned to write it What s left are some quick tips Confidence is key Remember no one but you and whoever helped you write the speech can tell if you mess up Also remember that when you re giving your speech you re in charge of the room That room is yours own it Spend an extra 10 minutes breathing or go to bed an hour early do whatever you need to do to calm down and feel better People will say start with a joke The people who say this either don t give speeches often or are naturally funny people It s based on the idea that there s a joke for every speech and that everyone is good at telling jokes If you find the perfect one go for it But don t shoe horn in a joke because someone told you to Same goes for quotes I know it s a bad sign if someone wants me to believe it s a good idea because Oscar Wilde said something vaguely similar Use your pauses This sort of goes with point 2 because holding silence when you re expected to speak takes a lot of guts That said they are potentially the most important aspect of your speech because it allows the audience a chance to catch up More likely than not you re nervous and nervous people talk fast If you take a break that also means your speech will probably last as long as you expected it to last If you re working on a speech for a while video tape yourself giving one Words sound so much different when you re reading than when you re speaking You ll find run on sentences are a bit confusing or you ll find incomplete sentences a lot more convincing You can also can count the number of times you say uhmm or like and start reducing those unhealthy speaking habits If you re not comfortable video taping it even just delivering it in front of a mirror or wall

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  • CBSLife Does Denmark Have a Race Problem? - CBSLife
    reading this will likely think that I am just another ignorant white guy who knows nothing of your struggles and that s fine I just felt I had to defend my country as I am tired of seeing this same tired argument Mike October 15 2014 Reply Sweetie you country already not the happiest in the world its already to number 3 i know whats mean happy person YOU are not happy trust me look at your faces every morning complaining every time not enough SU or something this is not happiness for sure Daniel March 17 2015 Reply That is because you interpret it from another perspective your own cutural perspective First of all there are different ways to express happiness True happiness is not about running around laughing or having a colgate smile on your face It s about what you have inside that other stuff is just superficial Everyone can smile also people with a severe depression It has nothing to say about happiness Of course Danes complain as do all other nations The time spent on a full time study in Denmark is should be the same amount of hours spent on a full time job 8 16 everyday This means no time for work to pay your bills This is where SU becomes very important for a full time student And the fact that Danes pay 46 average in taxes makes them expect certain benefits that they have actually paid for The truth December 11 2015 Reply Why not look at your country first I m pretty sure Africa is suffering from starvation and violence I know what it s like to feel jealousy against Europe You don t respect our principles then we won t respect you Speaking of racism in South Africa more than 100000 immigrants are murdered every year And how many immigrants in Europe had died from assaults and genocide Obviously far less significant compared to South Africa now you can put the weed down Dinkervank April 10 2014 Reply Ignorant dane Good observations I was also for a period bullied in school even very severely Although I am ethnic danish There are probably several reasons why this happened But no one is crying me a river since I cant really play the minority card and thereby gain sympathy The author strikes me as some what oppotunistic since he knows that in this day and age he can muster attention and sympathy just by stating that he is a oppressed minority I also agree concerning the guy who stated that DF Nazis This strikes me as a clumsy attempt at derailing the conversation as he is either willfully lying or very ignorant An ignorant dane April 11 2014 Reply Thanks man very well put yourself Morten April 6 2014 Reply I m a Dane I agree with a lot in your post For the record Nigger balls is by NO MEANS a correct translation Just to be fair in an otherwise great post immigrant April 5 2014 Reply I am not surprised that people are ignorant Danish gov is also ignorant toward EU or anybody else That s common for Danes At other side don t expect from people to accept so easy that they are doing something wrong People have always excuses So there is colonial racism and there is economic racism Colonial racism has roots from the middle age and it is common for Britain France and other colonist countries even today they attack other countries under this or that excuse but all wars are about money and racism is part of war propaganda Economic racism is connected with labor market The both types of racism are developed by government secret service and their journalists after that cops and other repressive departments participate in all of that It is so in the US not only in DK even slavery is abolished on the paper it is not so in reality All people know what is situation for Afroamericans and Latinoamericans in the US but nobody want to speak what is bad in his own country Danes especially adapt themselves in society it is forbidden to be different and if you have 20 good people and one racist all this 20 will support this one racist because they are Danes and they must be united It means 21 become racists But the most important point is the sense of racism is economic exploitation and no help for exploited people because majority cops and judges too participate in discrimination Strawberry workers in Sweden or some other workers in DK many are exploited and got smaller salary or no salary even they worked several months police protect domestic citizens immigrants are deported back to Asia and they don t have money to pay lawyer in DK Sune Skadegaard Thorsen April 5 2014 Reply Dear Philip this is a brilliant piece observartions from the European centre of denial please continue to use your obvious gifts bringing appreciation amongst your peers Best regards Sune Skadegaard Thorsen Casper April 5 2014 Reply Denmark does not have a racist tradition in the international sense of the word The problem is more that Danes like to exclude everything that seems different or foreign When Dane number one and two are together they like to say bad things about Dane number three This is not really linked to skin colour but may also happen to a Jutlander in Copenhagen or a Swede in Jutland Seen in this context your piece is relevant critique I also think you have a good point that the seemingly rich and well educated northern suburbs of Copenhagen can sometimes be the most bigoted and intolerant part of Denmark However in recent years a more outright racism also exists in Denmark But xenophobia is a bigger problem Usually mastering the language without an accent is the criteria for being a real Dane not your skin colour Also the school you went to is probably not a typical example Some schools will always blame the victim There are a few misleading translations in your text The Danish word neger does NOT translate to nigger but to black or negro in the pre 1970 sense of the word It is still the common word for a person with African descent Except when people are afraid of being perceived as politically incorrect then they say sort black But the transition to saying sort black is not unproblematic because to the older generation sort may sound more racist than neger Sort has been used as a slur Also the chocolate trait with a fluffy filling has not been called a negerbolle for many years I am born 1975 and although I knew the former word we always called it flødebolle cream bun and the packing also used that word If you check with a lingustic word collection such as http ordnet dk korpusdk then you ll see that already in 1990 the word negerbolle was much less common than flødebolle Negerbolle does NOT translate to nigger ball but rather negro bun again in the neutral sense of negro It does not mean a testicle and not at all a black person s testicle While not part of the debate on Denmark may I also remind you that in the US there are actually still some old black people who insist on registering as Negro in censuses because they don t regard the word as racist Just an example that it takes a lifetime to change the connotations of a word And the word neger is not likely to slide out of the Danish language very soon although it is slowly yielding to sort black Nobody should be named with a nickname that disregards his personality and sees him only as part of a minority but this is often the case I don t think being called The Negro is any worse or better than being called The Swede Femi Bent or Homo Henrik but such derogatives exist Denmark has actually become much more international for the last couple of decades but is still insisting on a sort of provincial insensitivity or tactlessness I think this is the real problem and racism is not the correct word to use at least not in all these cases Especially to Americans racism has a very special meaning and when they read about racism in Denmark they will most probably misunderstand it Ola April 4 2014 Reply Доброслав Denmark coldnt invade Faroese islands Bashy Quraishy April 4 2014 Reply Dear Philip My name is Bashy Quraishy and I have lived in Denmark since 1970 For the last 32 years I have worked with racism discrimination Islamophobia anti Roma and also anti Semitism in Denmark and EU I have also written many books on the issue of Danish culture and the official policy of segregation of non white minorities Since 2011 I am also making Shadow Reports on racism and discriminatory practices in Denmark with each word very well documented and proven You are welcome to Google my name and can see much more on the subject The reason I am saying this is not to impress or paint my own picture but to let you know that I have first hand knowledge of the issues and that racism and discrimination exits in all fields of life in Denmark but most Danes prefer to not see it acknowledge it and worst of all love to deny it The latest example is the report made by the Commissioner for Human Rights from Council of Europe in which he criticized strongly Denmark and its practices Here is his statement In an interview with the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten I underscored that in my report I welcomed the guidance provided by the Director of Public Prosecutions on the implementation of criminal law provisions against hate speech and hate crime I said that I encouraged the Danish authorities to pursue their efforts to combat hate speech and in particular islamophobia which continues to be widespread in public and political debate according to numerous national and international reports and information I have received from an array of sources The Danish authorities comments to my report provide precise data on the number of prosecutions sentences and fines due to hate speech The Danish authorities have undertaken steps to counter this phenomenon including awareness raising activities both for the public at large and the police This is an important acknowledgment of the long standing problem and a welcome approach to addressing this issue in media and political discourse in Denmark which is not just a matter of legislation and its implementation but also of responsible communication In my report in fact I stressed that though freedom of expression is a fundamental right which must be protected it is not an absolute right There are limits which apply to freedom of expression in particular with regard to hate speech As the European Court of Human Rights put it tolerance and respect for the equal dignity of all human beings constitute the foundations of a democratic pluralistic society That being so as a matter of principle it may be considered necessary in certain democratic societies to sanction or even prevent all forms of expression which spread incite promote or justify hatred based on intolerance This means that although freedom of expression of politicians and political parties deserves a high degree of protection the latter cannot justify racial discrimination nor fuel racism as this goes against the fundamental principle of democracy He is not the only one Amnesty International ECRI FRA ENAR UN Committee on Human rights and many other international organisations have soberly criticised Denmark Unfortunately many politicians a vast majority of media and most Danes live in a fantasyland and they do believe that it is a fairyland May be it is but for white Christian descents of Vikings and certainly not for non white non European people who live and work here I can send you a PDF file of 2011 2012 report made by me for ENAR Brussels Kind regards Bashy Quraishy Coordinator ENAR Platform Denmark Chief Editor MediaWatch Denmark Board Member Institute for Human Rights Denmark Chairman Ethnic Debate Forum Denmark Mobile 0045 40 15 47 71 Phone 0045 38 88 19 77 http www bashy dk An ignorant dane April 7 2014 Reply Bashy you are great at showing yourself in a favorable light but there is a reason why you ve been banned from so many places there is a reason that people don t pay you any attention It s because you re a massive hypocrite and a huge racist Your constant calls for Muslim states to boy cut Denmark your constant endeavors to undermine us internationally as a nation well it does not go unnoticed I sincerely hope that anyone who believes this load of garbage you spew on a regular basis have the common decency to at least Google you and discover exactly the kind of person you are Cecilie April 4 2014 Reply I am sad to say I recognize what you say especially about the Danish hate towards political correctness And this is something I hope your Words here as well as many other Words repeated many times may change before my children grow up My children will grow to be women and this hate of political correctness is affecting their lives too A small thing Jannik with whom I generally do NOT agree is right about the interpretation of negerboller I don t think anyone perceived this candy for children as a sexual or derogatory term when I was a child and not so informed as I am today I called them so myself and not even the people who feel that the world is left without smiles and fantasy because of politically correct candy woul accept the term niggernosser which would be the term if your translation were correct Cecilie April 4 2014 Reply Sad to say I recognize what you describe Being Cis dane myself It is well written and to the point One small thing though I was a bit chocked by your perception of the candy term The term used for the chocolate covered candy was actually more like negro buns rather than nigger balls which makes the insult a good deal milder but the point still stands Grethe Hansen April 4 2014 Reply Du kan ikke oversætte ordet negerbolle til niggerballs just saying Fnis Доброслав April 4 2014 Reply So much drama so many victims and suffering in a first world country apparently people without real problems are trying to invent them I feel sorry for you hurt people but I have to say that people will be mean to each other for no good reason and being different is such a case now the fact that you victims are eating well sleeping well and drinking clean water taking a bath having a roof tells me that you live better than roughly 80 of planets population And the non ignorant Americans that are also not racist I got only one thing to say Denmark didn t invade Iraq and Afghanistan and committed genocide and call Arabs rag heads although Danes participate and even bomb Libya And at least in Denmark people are not shooting in schools and having a firearm is not a common thing so much for Americans not being racist and aggressors may I remind you no one is bound to live here it s not North Korea you can always go to better places like AMERICA Jens April 4 2014 Reply and the lowest kind of ignorant finally spoke Hope April 3 2014 Reply Very well written so perceptive and it would be as you know your subject inside out I lived in Denmark in Copenhagen for 4 years A white of african birth As soon as I opened my mouth to speak a Danish of sorts I was marked as different I came to experience the reaction as a lack of acceptance and at times racism Having grown up watching whites being aggressively racist towards black people I finally judged Denmark to be a country where difference is not acceptable nor understood I agree that ignorance underlies the natural racism that was daily on view in Denmark It was shocking and surprising to experience it as all that I knew of Danes before ignorantly becoming a resident was their benevolent and liberally minded development work in my home country I am saddened to think of the daily grind that comes with looking different in Denmark Giajenthiran Velmurugan April 3 2014 Reply Dear Phillip Thank you for a well argumented and written post I agree with most of your points however there are some points I wish to make clarify A little about my background I am 24 years old born in Denmark raised in a little village where my family was the only foreign family my parents are from Sri Lanka an island south of India I consider myself Danish because I was born in Denmark and raised here I also consider myself Tamil because my parents are from Sri Lanka and the Tamil population and they raised me in their own culture People who do not see how my name is spelled which has been cut down to Kalle by my friends often think I am adopted In my personal life I don t mind these black jokes even though technically I am not black I am Indian Asian and Tamil however in everyday interaction I am the black dude I even use these jokes myself sometimes asking people if they did that just because I am black which I often know is not the case mocking my Danish friends for being too pale or when they are sunburned etc I do this and accept the jokes from my friends even though I know these jokes reproduce certain discourses that frame being black as something less than white or sometimes I reframe the jokes stereotyping white as not so pretty as black with jokes calling my friends pale Now the real question is even though I know these jokes reproduce certain racist assumptions why am I perfectly fine with them and why do I not consider them racially offensive The answer is because I am not only Danish I am also Tamil and these jokes I see as a way of accepting my ethnicity and heritage without them meaning anything offensive because it is a joke Now is my point that you or people who feel like you should do the same Of course not You have come up with some good arguments concerning why not We all know that Danish people have the freedom of speech which they defend higher than the existence of God What they often do not realize is that the people they speak to have the freedom of interpretation Stating that it does not matter how something is meant if it offends the person you are doing it to you should stop doing it and accept their freedom of interpretation My advice to you would therefore be to tell people that you know it is their right and you know they probably don t mean anything bad with it but you get hurt each time you hear it and it doesn t matter how it is meant you will keep getting hurt every time you hear these jokes and you know you can t stop them from saying it but now they know how they affect you and they have the choice not to say them again In some aspects it can be compared to when you joke about short peoples height some are fine with it some are not Or if you joke with women being women and men being men some are fine with it some are not Dalia dark April 3 2014 Reply HI Giajenthiran Velmurugan It is so nice the way that you explain and the way that you take life When you have good friends arround life is easy and jokes are just jokes I come from Latinamerica I have not born in Denmark but luckily I have many good friends and even they do all kind of jokes about my backgound our relation is not baced in this jokes They are not racist and I m not their laughingstock Unfortunately there is also jokes or coments loaded of ignorance and racism and I can feel clearly when And it is very irritating when people try to be funny or smart with that kind of comments and they are not it at all All kind of ignorance that is mix with arrogancy is dangerous It is important to debate about it all over the world We have to keep developing as a humans in the wisdom of understanding and love It will take us a little time to learn but we are on the way The best for you guys we will never stop to learn Magnus April 3 2014 Reply Is it racism that Brøndby fan beats one FCK fan or what about a man who beats his wife is that racism or when three Arab boys beats a jew on Nørrebro Does Denmark have a problem with football violence domestic violence and religious violence Christian Prip April 6 2014 Reply What is your point Magnus That there are many problems in Denmark 2i s open November 24 2014 Reply No it s 2 supporters from rival clubs fighting Plus he is a wife beater etc Do you need a definition for racism Or are you just high dummy Name Changed April 3 2014 Reply The reason why all racism and hate happens is the immigrants that do not want to adapt all others have to suffer Never seen so many people having no common sense at all then in Denmark I am talking about obvious immigrants No it is not okay to spit everywhere in the most disguisting way No it is not okay to scream when you are on your phone ir your own language especially while in bus or a train No it is not okay to act as a gangster while looking as a loser and think that all danes are stupid and walk in packs while frighting people I am very happy to live in Denmark and I try to adapt to social morals unnoficial rules that are normal ways to act in a certain country People do not appreciate the chance given for them war refugees for example in such a way it is even hard to understand Everyone should be proud about their origins but the minority sometimes maybe even a majority of people prevent others to do so Mike October 16 2014 Reply what the bullshit everyone can speak their own language on the phone what a shy arrogant and with complexes nation anni April 3 2014 Reply Ive lived in dk for 7 years now before i had lived in the US and let me tell you danes are more racist than any american ive ever met The problem is you have a bunch of ignorant people with their strong opinions and 9th grade education thinking they have a right to say whatever they want to anyone and if you look non danish at all they think its funny to make joke or comment about your appearance The worst ive seen are middle eastern people here calling themselves black or nigger cause i guess they are so used to being called that by ethnic danes Jannik April 3 2014 Reply No middleeasterners are not usually refered to as blacks or niggers by ethnic danes Usually just 2 generation immigrant or muslim or if less kind some more specific ethnic slur The nigger identity has been imported from the american gangsta subculture Christian Prip April 6 2014 Reply If that theory sticks Jannik it is interesting that an identity from beyond the pond has been imported instead of the far more advantageous prevalent identity namely white Danish The truth December 11 2015 Reply If you think they re so racist then why come to Denmark in the first place It s hypocritical the fact you re blaming Denmark for racism when other countries or continent like Saudi Arabia and the Middle East has a worst case in tolerance People like you expect too much from Europe The man of the North April 3 2014 Reply I don t think the problem is coming from another country Even Danes from east and west hate eachother hell people even hate people from the other regions in Copenhagen People will always be careful or even scared of the unknown or different Speaking danish with an english accent looking different even have a weird danish dialect will be enough to call it racism I m from Norway myself and have been called many things including dog and even been beaten to a bloody pulp with a broken nose just because I was a norwegian Norway and Denmark are just as brothers or so we want to believe The truth is they are just as scared of a blond norwegian than a asian looking person I don t think this problem can only be seen in Denmark I think it is all around the world Can t blame a whole nation because of some bad moments here and there I certainly have had my ups and downs but I ve had the same issues elsewhere as well In the end even if I did get beaten up in the street and do get called bad things from time to time I still live here I have many friends meet a lot of interesting people and enjoy my time here I m a positive person so I don t go around getting all the negative things cloud my everyday life Mark Wiess April 3 2014 Reply Yeah that is really said Unfortunately such behavior will happen in any country you live in It can be even in the US where most part are white but the country is predominantely a huge mixed race black indians mexicans etc You need to be stronger than all of this and have a huge sense of humor The immigration has widely grew in the past century If you look behind there has never been such kind of mix of races in modern times like we are facing right now so people is still getting used to it It is normal to outstand against the difference but people need to have in mind that things are and will always be like that a huge mix of races As Darwin would agree that s why we evolve Jannik April 3 2014 Reply We still bemoan the death of our right to call chocolate coated marshmallow treats Niggerballs as if it were some kind of divine right bestowed upon us by the Goddess of Free Speech The author of the above article is either ignorant or dishonest Negerboller does not translate to niggerballs but more likely to negro buns but there really is no straight forward translation Except for the neger part which directly translates to negro And historically this term did not contain racist connotations So the author is really exaggerating the racist aspect with a faulty example Christian Prip April 3 2014 Reply Alright Let s say you are right in claiming that Does the entire weight of the above piece rest on that one statement Jannik April 3 2014 Reply No offcouse not but I still think it is a valid objection Alexander April 6 2014 Reply Yep Because when you claim that the lone negro student was called the nigger and go all WHAT A FUCKING TRAVESTY thats flat out false He was called a negro A black person And we call blacks negroes because the colour black sort has negative connotations relating to death and night in danish Negro or neger is a proper fine term to use Just like caucasoid for whites is fine You are making a fuss out of nothing Get over yourself social warrior Morten Stinus Kristensen April 3 2014 Reply Again Jannik you are wrong Negro was once the politically correct term for a person of color in America and used by African Americans themselves cf e g NAACP It certainly no longer is Neger has always been a word White Danes used to describe someone different to them and has for decades had very negative connotations So its English counterpart IS actually Nigger which is similarly negative According to Den Danske Ordbog a synonym of Neger actually is nigger http sproget dk lookup SearchableText neger So Phillip using that example is not only correct but an extremely good point Jannik April 3 2014 Reply Well why dont you compare it with what the wikipedia article says Ordet neger kan sammenlignes med engelsk negro i den ældre og relativt neutrale betydning Det stammer ikke fra det engelske nigger som typisk er et nedsættende ord But you claim that So its English counterpart IS actually Nigger which is similarly negative So the danish wikipedia article directly contradicts your claim And it is contested whether the word neger historically was used in a derogatory sense as you claim Or just as a descriptive term since it literally is derived from the term black So it actually seems like you are quite wrong Morten Morten Stinus Kristensen April 3 2014 Reply I ll let the fact that you rely on Danish Wikipedia as your primary source speak for itself Jannik April 3 2014 Reply Just keep in mind that you just recently referred an article to me from wikipedia Morten So why suddenly the doublestandard But here is another non wikipedia source from videnskab dk http videnskab dk sporg videnskaben hvorfor ma man ikke sige neger As Jørgen Schack says who is seniorforsker i Dansk Sprognævn states Op til 1970 erne var der ellers overhovedet ikke noget galt i at bruge ordet neger siger sprogforskeren Det var en neutral betegnelse som folk med afrikansk oprindelse foretrak at bruge om sig selv For eksempel kaldte Martin Luther King sig selv og sine tilhørere for negroes Ordet blev først sparket ud til højre da den sorte borgerrettighedsbevægelse efter Martin Luther Kings død lagde afstand til det og i stedet begyndte at kalde sig selv for black Borgerrettighedsbevægelsen skiftede negro ud med black for at signalere en ny racebevisthed og der skete en afsmitning herhjemme Neger som er den danske variant af negro blev politisk ukorrekt og i dag står man bedst ved ikke at bruge ordet fordi mange opfatter det som nedsættende siger Jørgen Schack Linguist Schack expicitly states that neger is the danish equivalent of negro not nigger And that neger has just in recent decades become un pc due to american influence If you have the balls you will just admit that your assertion that neger nigger is just false Morten Stinus Kristensen April 3 2014 Reply Well as to the Wikipedia thing I referred you to a page about a book but you referred to a page with unscientific claims about a word I like the reference you make above way more in terms of let s call it academic accountability The Jørgen Schack quote you are referring to also conflates Negro and Neger That is wrong in my opinion In US a relatively large portion of the population has always been Black As such when they agreed on a word to describe themselves this was THEIR prerogative Obviously not all Black Americans can or could agree on a proper word to identify them but at least they had a quasi formal leadership comprised e g of MLK who could decide what word the majority were most comfortable with There was no such kind of leadership for Black people in Denmark Neger was a word decided upon as acceptable by White Danes and as such it is one inundated with White power per definition not the skinhead kind of White power but the cultural and political power of White people As such the comparison between Neger and Negro as two equally neutral words is false But even if I did agree with Jørgen Schack who might know a bunch of stuff about linguistics and words but obviously is a novice when it comes to race relations and that language is actually just another means of the majority s authority he also says that since the 1970s Neger HAS been politically incorrect in the Danish language as well What Philip Pfeiffer is referring to is Danes who still in 2014 are offended that they are not allowed to use Negerboller to denote flødeboller and his point stands because in 2014 and I would argue always Neger Nigger in terms of it being a word with negative connotations However the degree of negative connotations do differ for example because Nigger is so heavily associated with the slave master relationship etc but that Nigger is a worse word than Neger does not make Neger a good word PS I have no idea why you feel a need to invoke my balls or lack thereof Annabella April 8 2014 Reply Well here is a good source if you read Danish showing the Danish n word has been used in a derogatory manner for more than 100 years http ordnet dk ods ordbog query neger I think you re right that the English n word carries more baggage from slave times but also that it is the best translation for the Danish n word Bottom line they are both offensive to black people and are used to offend Lailla April 3 2014 Reply Dear Phillip Thank you for the article I must say I can really relate to it I came to Denmark perhaps a little over a decade older than you old enough that I have another culture to compare it to yet young enough to be able to say I have grown up here and am in many ways more danish than brazilian but I must say my experiences were somewhat similar I had a couple of years in danish schools before I myself made a choice to go into the international system not because I was bullied but simply because I didn t feel like I belonged I felt much more comfortable in an international environment although i must say the differences were still there In every different class i was in there was a closed group of danes who stuck to their group and insisted in always speaking danish and there was a clear difference between the danes that had lived abroad and therefore had the experience of being foreigners themselves and those that had simply chosen an international education I went to normal danish high school Birkerød that so happens to have an international side too so the biggest issue was that between the 2 sides I watched through the years i was there the relations between them become worse til the point where it didn t even matter if you were 100 danish and happened to choose an international education you were an outsider because you studied IB New danish students would start in the summer and on their first day they would be told by the older students assigned to welcome them to stay away from the internationals we were freaks nerds Unfortunately this has only resulted in the fact that after 11 years living in Denmark I have as a defence isolated myself with only international friends despite considering myself more danish in some ways than brazilian which i consider a rather sad consequence Erin G April 3 2014 Reply The janetloven is alive and thriving in Denmark I moved here from the US about 8 months now because I married a Dane

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