What a tragedy that has occurred in
Fortunately, we are a country founded on the principles of equality for all, and these rights are protected by our Constitution and enforced by the court of law. It has taken time to assimilate the many ethnic groups within our society and right the wrongs (some by war) of our historical past. It is still a work in progress as we still receive across our borders first-generation immigrants, but being known as the melting pot of the world makes me proud as an American.
I am part of the majority race, but I live proudly in a neighborhood in which I am in the minority, with many neighbors who work hard every day to support their homes and family, and I can say many are my friends. Having grown up in the same area over 50 years ago, I can say relationships between races and religions were not always this way.
There are those who think some races are better than others and that certain religions are absolutely right and all others are wrong. Political parties can thrive on this fear or thinking to push their agenda, and as we see a falsehood can create a reality, and humanity suffers.
The science of evolution supported by ongoing current research has shown that we all are of the same race and the differences between us are caused by
A country such as Norway or any other free and democratic state, such as the United States or even Israel, most work within their political system to create equal rights and opportunities for all or the freedoms and rights of the majority will falter in time also. Multiculturalism isn't just a politically correct term; it is a reality that needs to be embraced to perpetuate basic human rights and a peaceful coexistence.