Sweden Plans to Thwart Racism by Eliminating the Mention of Race from Its Laws

Kayla Ruble, VICE News, August 11, 2014

Sweden’s government is pushing a new measure to tackle racism issues in the country–it plans to completely remove the word “race” from all legislative documents.

Shortly after Sweden was recognized as having the worst record in the European Union for employing foreign non-EU citizens, the country’s Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag announced plans to investigate the process of eliminating the word from all of its legislation. According to Swedish media outlet The Local, Ullenhag explained that laws should not be used to promote the idea of race, which he explains is not a biological factor, but instead a social construct.

“We know that there aren’t really different human races. We also know that the fundamental grounds of racism are based on the belief that there are different races, and that belonging to a race makes people behave in a certain way, and that some races are superior to others,” he said in an interview with Sveriges Television after announcing the plans.


The minister’s political advisor Sophia Metelius told VICE News that the plans have been discussed by the government for some time.

“Of course it’s not to say we don’t have racism, because we do,” she said, noting discrimination issues towards Muslim, African, and Roma populations specifically. “We believe Swedish legislation should not imply that there are different races.”

According to Metelius, the proposal will now be passed to a committee in order to evaluate the best way to move forward with the measure–and as a constitutional change it will eventually have to be approved by two consecutive parliaments. {snip}

But not everyone is a fan of the measure, including the country’s Afro-Swedish group Afrosvensarnas Riksförbund (ASR.) The organizations spokesperson, Kitimbwa Sabuni, told The Local that it was an effort to take away the possibility to discuss race. He said “this scientific racism that Ullenhag is focused on, when he says that racism is based on believing in different races, is not true.”

Irene Molina, a professor at Sweden’s Uppsala University, told VICE News that this has been an ongoing debate in Sweden where phrasing in legislation has already begun referring to ethnicity instead of race. She called it a “glorification of multiculturalism” among people who don’t want to recognize that racism exists in Sweden. {snip}


{snip} Nancy Heitzeg, a sociology professor at St. Catherine University, told VICE News that while it is true that race is a social construction, it’s still important to measure and compare race in order to take account for racism. Similarly, according to the American Sociological Association, ceasing to study racial categories is “ill advised” even if “racial categories do not necessarily reflect biological or genetic categories.”

“Pretending we’re race-neutral by changing language, if that’s all that happens, if there are no other efforts to address structural inequality, we’re ultimately allowing structural inequality and racism to persist, just with a new cover story,” she said.


Sweden established the first national race biology institute in the world back in 1922. In its infancy, the institute was associated with the larger eugenics movement and led by Herman Lundborg. Research was largely focused on analyzing the genetic makeup of the country’s people, as well as skull size. Lundborg’s beliefs that ethnic Swedes were superior were reportedly the underlying force of the country’s controversial forced sterilization program, during which more than 60,000 people were sterilized between 1935 and 1975.

“Racism exists and is a very huge problem in every day Swedish life,” Molina said. “It is everywhere, political life, the labor market, racism is a reality for all people with non-Swedish backgrounds.”

More recently, Sweden has come under fire by many for having deeper-seated issues with race than it lets on. A 2012 analysis found reports of anti-Semitic, anti-Roma, and Afrophobichate crimes were on the rise in the country that is almost 90 percent white, despite the decline of homophobic hate crimes and others.

Another problematic issue in Sweden has been occurrences of “black face,” including a 2013 incident in which the country’s culture minister took a slice of cake that was designed to look like a naked black women. The male artist, who made the cake as an installation to address female genital mutilation was present, sporting a face slathered in black paint, looking on as the minister took a slice from below the belt.

“Swedish society is developing increasingly racist feelings, it is exactly a result of not recognizing that racism is at the core of the society,” Molina said.


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  • dd121

    Racism wouldn’t be a problem in Sweden if they only had Swedes there.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Exactly, solve the problem by getting everyone else the bleep out.

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      It is an absurd contradiction that antiracists tells us that we White are uniquely evil, then that we should import non-Whites by the hundreds of thousands to where the most Whites are. Surely, if we’re so evil, it’d be best for non-Whites to be as far away from us as possible?

      • dd121

        Liberals have never been known for internal logical consistency. On the one hand they are constantly harping about doing everything “for the children”, yet are okay with killing them at will if they haven’t been born yet. Very odd world view.

      • c684570

        I keep saying that, Publius.

    • It didn’t used to be a problem when they all looked like Scandinavians.

  • Saying that this will “thwart racism” is like saying that the naked emperor put on some clothes because it’s taboo to say in public that he’s naked.

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      Pretending that there’s no such thing as race will not make race nonexistent anymore than locking up Galileo made the earth flat.

    • Nancy

      It’s more like: the naked emperor isn’t really naked because we’ve done away with the word “clothes”.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Sweden’s government is pushing a new measure to tackle racism issues in the country–it plans to completely remove the word ‘race‘ from all legislative documents.”

    Yep – That’ll do it. Absolutely. Positively.

    I love the part where the Sociology Idiot ties herself into knots saying we have to discuss ‘racism‘ even though race doesn’t exist.

    All straight White males (and non-feminazi females) are guilty of ‘racism‘ just by the fact that they exist.

  • JackKrak

    What a great idea! Why don’t they just go ahead and add “cancer”, “bad weather”, “Kim Kardashian” and “brain tumors” so those disappear too?

    • newscomments70

      Barbara Streisand

      • Nancy

        Ooooh! Let’s get rid of the words “calories”, “fat”, and “carbs”.

        (I can eat as much as I want now, right?)

  • D.B. Cooper

    You stupid, ABBA listening, brain dead swedes. Already forgot about Elin Krantz, did you? Of course you did. It’s what your leaders intended for you to do.

    • coco bongo

      Applied diversity.

    • dd121

      They say she was a pronig, gung ho liberal. She may want to rethink that.

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        They are just like us.

    • Garrett Brown

      She got what she deserved.

      • D.B. Cooper

        I think, in those last 60 seconds of life, she had a change of attitude.

        • Garrett Brown

          Oh well.

          • Lagerstrom

            True, but where were the real people in her life to give her some proper advice? A horrible event.

          • Garrett Brown

            They probably facilitated the crime by telling her everyone is the same.

        • Sloppo

          That’s quite possible. It would be very interesting to know if she had any misgivings about her proclaimed love for diversity as her beloved diversity raped and murdered her.

  • IstvanIN

    Get rid of the “raceless” people in your midst and your non-existent “race” problem will be over.

  • Cecil Broomsted

    Given the current African and Arab immigration rates into Sweden plus the effects of brainwashing Swedes into thinking race doesn’t exit and thereby dramatically increasing miscegenation rates, I estimate the average Swede will look like this in fifty years…


    • Kathy M

      Gawd, what a genetic nightmare!

    • coco bongo

      Quite the hybrid I must admit. A new creature unkown on the planet until now.

    • Long Live Dixie

      I estimate the average Swede will look like this in fifty years…

      Correction: “The average featherless biped who lives in Sweden will look like this in fifty years.”

      If that’s the case, then Swedes will be extinct or close to it.

      • IstvanIN

        Creepy if you ask me.

    • Diversity Fatigue

      A quality blend of Swedish and Bantu blood.

      • Michael Whalen

        It’s like going to college and getting an A and an F and coming up with a C. Like you say, a quality blend. Yuck!

      • Michael Whalen

        The most salient feature of this ….. strange looking individual ….. is that ghetto smirk. Now all she needs are some hoop ear rings.

    • Trevor Pilsbury

      The cities will no doubt change as well.

      • Cecil Broomsted

        Those cities were obviously built by the same race of people. Race simply does not exist.

        • cherrie greenbaum123

          And IQ doesn’t measure intelligence.

          • Professor Blodnock

            Doesn’t matter they will all be the same!

          • Franklin_Ryckaert

            We can solve the problem of unequal IQs of different groups (= the non-existent races) by saying that “intelligence” doesn’t exist. When it comes to liberals I believe that already. Perhaps this is a master strategy : solve a problem by denying it exists.

        • If race does not exist, racism can not exist.

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Does K-mart sell thatched roofs?

        • Kenner

          Are you thinking of IKEA?

          • KevinPhillipsBong


    • dd121

      Yellow eyes?

    • Mary

      I’m feeling especially pessimistic tonight, so that picture probably illustrates a best-case scenario. But those eyes are absolutely scary!

    • Garrett Brown

      She isn’t ugly, just very strange looking. Almost alien like.

    • EiSkogsNisse

      That might not be too far from the truth. I took a trip to the Stockholm archipelago a couple of weeks ago and I saw plenty of mixed-race kids. Most were mulattos but there were some Oriental hybrids as well. They all looked atrocious either way, like failed lab experiments of some kind.

      • Franklin_Ryckaert

        That is a nightmare you encounter all over the white world : beautiful white women with ugly mongrel children (father conspicuously absent).

      • My half-Japanese daughter looks so much like me that Sayaka and I joke about wondering who her mother was. That said, it’s not for everyone, and certainly not for every country. Mating with backs is a form of bestiality, and why the Norse countries would import Afritards is quite beyond me.

      • Professor Blodnock

        This madness is being directed by Satan the god of this world and he has is fools read to follow him to their own destruction.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    How does the Swedish government expect to run a racial spoils system (affirmative action, minority set-asides, double standards for college admissions, hiring and promotion) without taking account of race? It can’t be done.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Yes, I am waiting for the first instance of obvious disparate impact because Swedes would rather hire educated, hard-working, respectable Swedes rather than shiftless muslims and Africans who might literally stab them in the back. Then “race” will come roaring back.

    • The backlash against “race doesn’t exist” comes from a surprising group: SJWs. They argue that colorblindness plays into white privilege because whites don’t have to deal with racial issues on a daily basis. If race doesn’t exist, neither does white privilege.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      Well, simply call them “social construct-A”, “social construct-B” etc.

  • meanqueen

    It would be quicker and less painful if the Swedes would all just hang themselves now.

  • Evette Coutier

    So much for moving to Sweden to escape the downfall of America.

  • NoMosqueHere

    It’s truly depressing how the descendants of the vikings became feckless defeatist leftists. It’s self evident to me that the Swedes will be overtaken by the muzzelmen and african invaders. At first they will try to bargain with the invaders — just as they insist Israel bargain with Hamas — but in the end they will succumb because the invaders, just like Hamas, don’t want peace but rather dominance and death.

    • IstvanIN

      The press in Sweden is run by the same people who run the press in America and it ain’t Hamas.

      • NoMosqueHere

        One doesn’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out you mean the jews. Jews comprise a tiny percentage of Sweden’s population; can they really exert such total control over Sweden? It seems absurd.

        • IstvanIN

          Rabbi Leif Pagrotsky, Stefan Löfven, Joanna Rubin Dranger, Göran Rosenberg, Peter Wolodarsk, are just a few “Swedes” advocating for the elimination of real Swedes from Sweden.

          • cherrie greenbaum123

            The infiltration runs incredibly deep. It even surprised me. Like looking under a rock after a storm.

          • Lagerstrom

            All the ‘Swedes’ have to do is tell them to sit down and shut up!

          • Franklin_Ryckaert

            Read the article : “The Jewish Origins of Multiculturalism in Sweden” in The Occidental Observer of January 14, 2013.

        • Look up who owns the media outlets there. The name-and-shame Expressen is owned by Jewish media interests, for example. And don’t forget Barbara Spectre!

        • Long Live Dixie

          Whoever controls the press and the money controls the country. How many such positions are there in a country as small as Sweden? Couldn’t a tiny minority still have the numbers to occupy those positions?

          • LHathaway

            lol, the rich control the government. The media controls the law.

        • Franklin_Ryckaert

          Every country small or big is ruled by an elite, which is by its very nature a small portion of the population. But if you can control that elite, then you can control a country by even fewer individuals. Control finance, the press and key politicians and you control the country. That’s how it works. Don’t pretend you don’t understand that.

      • Franklin_Ryckaert

        Yes, that is the Bonnier family. They are pro-multiculturalism in Sweden and of course pro-Israel. Quelle surprise!

  • Eddie Lutz

    The Africans will hate this because they benefit from government’s obsession with race. No more race quotas in welfare distribution and college admissions, for instance.

    • LHathaway

      Double-standards are the norm. They elites and academics have been saying race doesn’t exist for quite some time in the USA. When exactly will they stop using affirmative action, supporting non-white student unions and special interest groups, and a curriculum that highlights white ‘racism’?

  • MadmanMarz

    Who are the swedes electing to run their government? Because it seems to me the people they are electing a bat sh it crazy loons. Then again you could also say the electorate over there are a few cans short of a six pick.

  • 4321realist

    “Ullenhag explained that laws should not be used to promote the idea of race, which he explains is not a biological factor, but instead a social construct.”


    He joined the other weenies who are afflicted with a “shared madness” just like a sect or a cult, and he has no business doing ANYTHING that has to do with making ANY kind of policy.

    He should be hanged in the public square for crimes against humanity.

    And right before the trap door is dropped, it should be announced that he harmed his own people but his intentions were good, after which the gallery who are there to see him strung up should give him a light round of applause for his do-gooderism.

  • Don’t get yourselves down about Sweden. This is actually a victory because the multicult is feeling the heat, so this is their reaction. There is a very strong and growing resistance in Sweden, and of course they don’t get airplay.

    They can try as much as they like to remove race from the picture, but they cannot remove natural selection.

    • Professor Blodnock

      I am sure there must be a sizeable amount of Swedes who can see through this bilge and what it portents.
      In this country we have the childishness of Fantasy sports, In Sweden there are the lunatics who have a this vision of fantasy life.

  • ckmariner

    If they acknowledge it to be “a huge problem”, then why are they still admitting non-Whites?

    • LHathaway

      Take your pick.
      1. They don’t really believe what they are saying in the first place.
      2. They are insane.
      3. They are really only interested in other Swedes; they want to be seen as superior to them. They want to exercise power over them (certainly to exercise power), dominate them, and make them suffer.
      4. All of the above.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    “Swedish society is developing increasingly racist feelings, it is exactly a result of not recognizing that racism is at the core of the society,” Molina said.”
    BULLSH*T! Swedish society is developing increasingly racist feelings for the same reasons American society is and all other intelligent Western countries are. We’re tired of having to house, feed, clothe, and pick up after these worthless, lazy ingrates, and pretend that we like their asinine behavior!

    • IstvanIN

      Not to mention becomeing victims of their criminal behavior.

  • Professor Blodnock

    We know that there aren’t really different human races. We also know that the fundamental grounds of racism are based on the belief that there are different races, and that belonging to a race makes people behave in a certain way, and that some races are superior to others,” he said in an interview with Sveriges Television after announcing the plans

    • You could stop using the term “race” and use phenotype and genotype instead. Or even genetic heritage. You’d be saying the same thing without provoking streams of liberal autism. Plus they are the more scientific terms for race.

      • IstvanIN

        The progressives would just make phenotype and genotype racist. They even attack gardening programs for Pete’s sake.

        • And why not bait them into doing it? These fools will only step on more toes and make more enemies.

          At the same time we need to adapt our tactics. Phenotypist or genotypist doesn’t have the same ring to it that racist does.

          • IstvanIN

            Can you imagine Rev. Al spitting those out?

  • JohnEngelman

    Racism exists whenever inferior races draw attention to their dysfunctions. It can be suppressed. Nevertheless, it is not possible to convince people that what they see to be true is not true.

    • LHathaway

      “it is not possible to convince people that what they see to be true is not true”.

      I would disagree. Then again, ‘our enemies’ have us coming and going. They have us seeing racism in whites who are actually trying to be kind (and they don’t seem anxious to be all that kind to me) and among those who Do actually notice, the ‘elephant (minority racism) in the room’, or who notice that ‘the emperor has no clothes’, They are afraid to speak up about it. It’s like a twin-bladed razor that offers a closer shave or our necks. If you do actually notice, and many don’t, you’re afraid to say anything.

      I might also disagree with your definition of racism.

    • LHathaway

      It took me awhile to think about the definition of racism you’ve implied (and I didn’t buy into). I don’t really have a good way to word my disagreement but I do know a little bit about ‘white flight’. I would claim most whites have been moving because they’ve been exposed to racism. They’ve been exposed to the racism, bigotry, and hatred expressed by people of color, they don’t like it, they choose to try and avoid it. As a final insult, generally they are then called the racists. I would say your definition perpetuates that or is part of that. What has gone on, by the way, could in a sense be called ethnic cleansing. People of color want whites gone. It may be just a rationalization or it may just be a reaction (to an invention, for all I know) but it would seem people of color have an attitude of, ‘you don’t like us, well, we don’t like you, and we want you out of our neighborhoods’. They’ve been willing to back up that dislike with threats, defamation and physical violence. They are rewarded for this in a general sense as being about ‘uplift’, ‘pride’ and ‘giving back’ and even ‘fighting stereotypes’. And as always, whites don’t seem to exist, until we need someone to blame for ‘racism.

      • Katherine McChesney

        ‘…but it would seem people of color have an attitude of, ‘you don’t like
        us, well, we don’t like you, and we want you out of our neighborhoods'”

        The problem with this is those neighborhoods were once lovely and safe White neighborhoods destroyed by black destruction.

  • Caucasoid88

    You know, Ullenhag does have a point: Race is a social construct. I guess better descriptors for the colors of the rainbow are as follows:

    Black: Fecal brown.
    Asian: Piss yellow.
    Latino: Soft-stool mocha.

  • james AZ

    Sweden will be next to be Islamic state within 15 years,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • WR_the_realist

    It is my understanding that gender is also a social construct. Whether you have a penis or a vagina has nothing to do with biology or gene expression.

    I wonder — does a single one of these academics who say that race has no biological basis really believe what he’s saying? The level of open lying on this subject in the West must now be worse than the level of lying on the economy in the old Soviet Union.

    • They could declare all of existence a social construct and it wouldn’t make it so. Penis will still find vagina. White male will still find white female and white children will be made. You can’t fool Mother Nature.

      Did you know you can sniff out people that are genetically like you? In a colorblind world, biology is still racialist.

  • LHathaway

    If racism didn’t exist, it’s going to.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Blacks are raping and murdering native Swedish woman in droves. It is unsafe for Whites to live there now that black muslims have immigrated there.

      • Franklin_Ryckaert

        Blacks don’t exist because race doesn’t exist. Rape doesn’t exist because gender doesn’t exist. Problem solved!

  • WR_the_realist

    At first blush this seems like a great idea — how can you have affirmative action and racial set asides if you can’t mention race? But this is what would happen — legislators will proudly remove all references to race from their laws, and beat their chests over their stand against racism. Then they will insert the obvious euphemisms — “This contract must go to a business that has a qualified owner. An owner is qualified if the majority of his ancestors 400 years back lived in Africa.”

  • I was watching some funny stuff unfold on Twitter recently. The Radical Left went out and attacked the egalitarian Left. Radical Feminists and SJWs verbally abused George Takei, Richard Dawkins, Tim Wise, Steven Colbert, and others. They are literally self-destructing right before our eyes. We just sit back with some popcorn and see the privilege checking fly.

  • journey

    “is not a biological factor, but instead a social construct….We know that there aren’t really different human races.” Someone should educate him about the numerous health care studies stating otherwise.

    This article is about chickens running around in circles trying to deny reality. What a mess
    white societies have gotten themselves into. Our guests must be having a good time laughing.

  • Bill Moore


    Racism is the natural occurrence of races mingling with each other. Caucasians try very hard to suppress their racist feelings.

    Africans don’t have that problem. Africans are very racist. Africans hate Caucasians, as we can all see by the 28,000 Caucasian women raped by African males each year, with about a thousand killed horribly after the rape.

    And the beatings sustained by Caucasians due to African racism.

    It’s time to fight back.

    Thank you for letting me rant,
    Bill Moore

  • Sloppo

    “We know that there aren’t really different human races. We also know that the fundamental grounds of racism are based on the belief that there are different races, and that belonging to a race makes people behave in a certain way, and that some races are superior to others,” he said in an interview with Sveriges Television after announcing the plans.”

    If races are imaginary, then “racism” must be also. This man obviously shouldn’t be worried about “racism” if he believes himself.

  • The mental gymnastics of liberalism never ceases to amaze me. What absurd contortions they have to believe in and go through to ‘make it work’. “It”, of course, being their liberal world view.

    Unfortunately for Sweden, the majority of Swedes, their elite – when faced with matters that shatter their dreams – would rather “double down” on the absurdity because there is no way back for them now.

    The more they double down, the more absurd it gets…..a chain reaction to speedy annihiliaton. The rest of Europe is on the same path, but Sweden has to take the prize for developing what I consider to be some kind of mass mental illness.

  • Long Live Dixie

    Actually, Jews are 2% of Sweden’s population. 20,000 / 10,000,00 = 2%. Sweden continually show itself to be the ‘most pathetic, sorry, loser country’ in the white world, so it would come as no surprise to me if the Jewish minority controls them, however I don’t claim to know all the details of media and finance control in Sweden.

    My previous post was to show that it is possible for a tiny minority to control a much large group. It is especially possible if the tiny minority is organised and has a strong sense of tribalism compared to the majority group being disorganized, individualistic, and naive.

  • Franklin_Ryckaert

    “Little” means 50 million people.

  • Charlie

    The Jews know that, there are only 4 million people in Norway, 6 million in Denmark, and just 8 million in Sweden…with those population numbers so ridiculously low, Scandinavia can become a non-White region of Europe, in less than 20 years, if not sooner…with mass immigration from Africa and the Arab World, feminization of Scandinavian males, heavy promotion of miscegenation, as well as the “benefits” of the welfare state, and having hordes of mixed-race offspring that will be subsidized by the state, equals a massive demographic disaster for Scandinavia…they’re also doing this in the U.S., with the shipment of illegals to areas that were once 99.99% White, like the Dakotas, Iowa, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, the New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, etc…

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      It is happening all over the white world and it is systematic, hence it must be a conspiracy. When the majority is non-white only a coup d’etat could change things because the non-whites will never vote for a party that proposes their own repatriation. Immigration + democracy = white destruction.

  • Mrfinoni

    Irony of ironies. The Swedes prided themselves on being the enlightened socialists far ahead of every other country, lecturing the racist USA. Now they import a few darkies and the Swedes are getting a taste of what other countries have been dealing with for decades and in some cases centuries. LOL!! Swedish Meatballs!!!!

  • Lagerstrom

    The once independent Swedes…now re-defining the term “piss-weak”, ah well,

  • Paleoconn

    Sweden always had high suicide rates. It must be an epidemic that has now reached the national level. This country is offing itself.