Oslo: Apartheid row as teachers segregate ethnic students

Oslo: Apartheid row as teachers segregate ethnic students

Via the Daily Mail:
A Norwegian school segregated ethnic minority classmates because white children were feeling 'in the minority.'

The move, at Bjerke Upper Secondary School in Oslo, divided students and parents, sparking an protests across the city.

Teachers at the school claim the segregation in one of the three general studies classes was a result of many white Norwegians changing schools after feeling they were in ‘the minority’ in classes

After authorities were alerted by concerned parents the school was forced to send a letter to parents apologising and promptly scrapping the scheme.

But Robert Wright, a Christian Democrat politician and former head of the city's schools board said authorities had been wrong to block the move claiming other Oslo schools follow Bjerke's example to stop a situation of 'white flight.'


Students at the school have spoken out against the policy.

'This is apartheid. They do this because I'm from Africa and my father is from Africa,' said Ilias Mohamed, 17, from Somalia, who was part of the immigrant-only class. 'But everyone of us is a Norwegian.'


See also: Denmark: Danish apartheid