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I live in Malmö, where 43 % of people have foreign backgrounds (born abroad or with foreign-born parents). In my neighborhood, that number is 86 %. Sweden is heavily segregated, and not enough has been done to deal with it. Immigrants with degrees has had trouble in the past to make use of it, either because of overbearing bureacracy or lack of connections.
Look at 2) and replace city with country.
Fortunately, a lot of people and organizations seems to be waking up and trying to do the right thing. My trade union has started up language cafés to allow people to network, and some large construction companies just published a Swedish-Arabic dictionary for industry terms.
My parents were the children of poor farm-hands, and thanks to free education and government loans, they both got degrees and careers as professionals. If we steer clear of prejudice, I don't see why class journeys like that shouldn't be possible in the future.
I presume you are not Swedish, since you seem to be under the impression that we don't discuss immigration. Trust me, we do.
All. The. Time.
We even have a party in our parliament who's main goal is restricting immigration. If we had an election today, they would become the second biggest party.
I listen to "Ring P1" almost every day, which is a call-in show airing on the national public service radio channel. Immigration is on the agenda every single day. I watch weekly debate shows on public service television, and immigration is a frequent topic. Same thing in the regular debates between the different party leaders.
So please, fuck off with this meme about how immigration is a taboo topic in Sweden.
I haven't had time to give it a proper listen yet, although I had it on repeat in the background while doing some accounting this afternoon. I think I dig it! Tomorrow I have a 6 hour train ride, will give it my full attention then.