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Maps Reveals Europe’s Most Racist Countries, And You Won’t Like It
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Maps Reveals Europe’s Most Racist Countries, And You Won’t Like It

As the European migrant crisis surges on, the attitudes of European countries’ citizens toward ethnic minorities continue to shift and evolve. But just how comfortable would they be with their child pursuing a romantic relationship with someone from a different cultural group?

Back in 2015, the European Commission asked people from all 28 EU member states this very question about interracial couples, among several others, and compiled the resulting data to produce a surprisingly damning report on racial discrimination. On August 12th, 2017, a Reddit user named Bezzleford, who is well-known for creating statistical (and sometimes humorous) maps, decided to draft up a visual component to the report in a Europe map – and now it’s going viral, attracting over 18 thousand upvotes after it was re-posted by Latvian user blueeyedblonde69.

Though these shades of red and green highlighting racism in Europe might come as a shock to some, what’s wilder is that they only represent 4 of the questions asked. According to the original EC study, less than half of all respondents stated that they would approve of their children dating a Roma person, or even a transgender person. Though racism clearly remains a widespread social issue in some regions, the majority of respondents also agreed that new measures should be introduced to protect visible minorities, proving that the EU is still an excellent example for the rest of the world on human rights issues.

See for yourself which countries would be most comfortable with their children dating a Black person, an Asian person, a Muslim, or a Jew below, and which are the most racist countries in the EU.

More info: European Commission – Public Opinion

What do you think? How does your country rank? Tell us below!

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cassiushumanmother
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm french and proud of my non-racist country, despite of the fact that we had some terrorist attempts most of us are non-islamophobic. Islam is not the enemy, crazy people are!

Shino Wilberg
Community Member
5 years ago

Well said, and there are crazy assholes everywhere..

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Sondre Strøm Linde
Community Member
5 years ago

Having something against muslims isn't racist, because muslims aren't a race.

David Owen
Community Member
5 years ago

Lol same with jewish

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Raffel Schnaffel
Community Member
5 years ago

Would really like to see the same survey made in african countries with the african parents asked what would they think if they children dated a white person

Iva Sušická
Community Member
5 years ago

According what one girl from South Africa told me, Africa would be soooooo red... :-D

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Miguel Angel
Community Member
5 years ago

For statistic accuracy you should ask black people, muslims, jewish and gypsies if they are confortable with one of their children in relationship with a white Christian.

Václav Dočkal
Community Member
5 years ago

It might be interesting.

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Victoria David
Community Member
5 years ago

I am a Jew and I have a black husband. We do not care if anyone hates us. They are just jealous.

Batya Livni
Community Member
5 years ago

^^Truth

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Marissa Passchier
Community Member
5 years ago

It is not called the "black pete Festival" , it is called "Sinterklaas". It is a very old tradition. So yes it is about a man you comes to Holland every year and gives the children presents and candy. He is surrounded by his helpers, they are called black pete. When I was young (I am 30 now) I never saw Black pete and a Black person as the same. So I never thought of it as a rascist holiday. The tradition goes that black pete because of the chimney he comes through. Or at least so I was told. It was never the intention of the story behind sinterklaas to create a rascist holiday. But for a couple of years now (to make the tradition more modern) we have pete in all colours. Black , white , blue ,purple and I even saw gold ones last years. So this holiday has come a long way.

Shana
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah when we were kids we didn't think anything of it. We got candy and gifts, we had fun. They were black from going through the chimney and all the make-up and dressing up was also to make sure the children wouldn't recognize their family-members who often volunteered to help. Took me years to realize my grandfather was Sinterklaas at the party (organized by my parents workplace every year.) :P

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János Fekete
Community Member
5 years ago

Im sick of these researches showing how racists the Europeans are... When muslims, asians come to us we should tolerate them, because we were learned to be good kids, when we are visiting them we must accept their customs ... that is what you call racism? No, this is muggins. Btw how about the rest of the world? Are they so tollerant toward us? I dont think so. Not loving each other doeasnt mean we want to kill each other ... If I want to see a Mosque I will go to Damascus, but I dont want to have one in my backyard ... Greetings

Ипполит Матвеевич
Community Member
5 years ago

Exactly.

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Troux
Community Member
5 years ago

They left out the picture of a bright red France under "Would you feel comfortable if your child was in a relationship with an American?"

Virgil Blue
Community Member
5 years ago

Most of Europe would be a shade of red at the moment I would guess as things are at the moment.

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David Šmíd
Community Member
5 years ago

This survey is seriously flawed and thus any conclusions are invalid, see https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/6tg8s9/the_highly_upvoted_eurobarometer_survey_that/

David
Community Member
5 years ago

THIS! Thanks so much.

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Suzette
Community Member
5 years ago

I am a Turkish girl living with a French guy for 5 years. It was challenging at the beginning for both of our parents simply because they do not know much about each other's culture. Traditions, habits, way of living. Even the language! This title of the article was very poorly chosen. This is not about being racist. This is the fear of unknown.

Ildiko S.
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg, you put this so well! People fear other cultures, because they do not understand them. I experienced it first hand. I went to a place that had a culture very different from my own. I was constantly frustrated and I caught myself having hatred-like feelings towards those people. I was afraid. I think, this is mainly what happens with people - they see something, that they don't know what to do with, and they answer with self-defense. With hatred. Sad, but you are right - the unknown is the problem. It's not like these people are evil racist-born coming straight from hell. Just general people having a strong reaction to something new.

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Martin Koláček
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm Czech and I feel awful. :-(

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
5 years ago

now you know what it feels like to be a (liberal) American these days...I'm horrified by the hatred displayed my country

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Petr Cervenka
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm from CZ and i dont give a fuck who dates who until they are happy and treat each other with respect and that map is pretty accurate :D

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
5 years ago

whoa! an human beeing...please get out i can't stand it! So much tolerance...you must be from another planet?lol Thank you for being an human being, with a brain, what a thing...

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Petra Christovová
Community Member
5 years ago

I am really tired of this anti-racism hysteria everywhere. In Europe, there is a huge problem with MUSLIM terrorism in countries with a lenient immigration policy. That is a fact. But no one can address or comment this problem without having a trouble, because racism. This censorship and compulsory tolerance is like a some kind of modern dictatorship imho. Instead of solving the real problem, we always hear cr*p about islamophoby and similar nonsense - it is a problem, obviously, why we cannot talk about it? Instead we are babbling about racism .. racism, racism, islamophoby, blah blah blah ... I am really happy that I live in that ew supposedly xenophobic Czech republic, where I can walk on the street without fear of some fanatic bearded idiot attacking. And I can even carry a weapon for my personal defence in the improbable case that it happens! And a small thought: Are those people in the "green" countries really so tolerant, or are they just adraid to say what they really think?

Leni
Community Member
5 years ago

As a green country (dutch): you wouldn't say we were afraid to say what we really think if you understood anything about our culture. We never keep quiet about our opinions. There's people here like anywhere that are afraid of Islam, and we have a 'patriotic' anti islamic party in the government that's quite popular. Pretty dumb in my opinion. If you're gonna be afraid of a terrorist, you're just giving him what he wants. They're just ants biting the giant, they're largely unorganized, underfunded, uneducated. There's a million things more likely to kill you than a terrorist attack. The only reason you''d be scared is because the media perpetuates the fear. If they did that about driving in cars you'd not drive a car in your life, but people have accepted that danger and learned to ignore it.

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Gerard Van der Leun
Community Member
5 years ago

While all of you are arguing about who is the least racist your throats will be cut by the invading racists.

Ипполит Матвеевич
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5 years ago

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The opportunist migrants who are invading Europe as we speak are not racist. They are genocidals and they are coming to destroy Europe and all "white" countries.

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Anomaly Teo
Community Member
5 years ago

The Muslim map just shows that we are much more tolerant than they are with us

Iva Sušická
Community Member
5 years ago

Funny, how red is Germany now, after a few years with refugees... :-D

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Jerrod
Community Member
5 years ago

Muslims, contrary to common perception, are an “ideological group” as opposed to being an “ethnic group”. They are differentiated by the strength of their faith, and not by their race, colour or tribe.

Master Markus
Community Member
5 years ago

Not really "strength of their faith" as much as "chosen religion" (or in the case of children, "taught religion").

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David
Community Member
5 years ago

Okay, to be fair, why not make a similar map of the Arabian states showing how incredibly tolerant they are of the west? Just pointing out that there is a lot of pressure on Europe/USA to be all accepting and to limit themselves just to satisfy other cultures moving there. But whenever you visit a muslim/Arabic country, would you ever think to be disrespectful, try to force them to tolerate your liberal lifestyle? You'd get arrested, at least.

Anna Sheridan
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes people forget that not just white people can be racist!

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Max Ambrose
Community Member
5 years ago

What a coincidence that these so called 'racist' countries are the one that haven't had any terrorist attacks. Sweden is very tolerant and has the a huge problem with rape from middle eastern migrants.

Rodr
Community Member
5 years ago

exactly. Czech Republic has never had any terrorist attack nor will it ever have any terrorist attack yet they are still xenophobic! Doesn't make sense

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European player
Community Member
5 years ago

Since Czech is an inland country with no colonial history shut to the non-communist countries in past decades, pretty much the only time you meet someone of a different race is when you see tourists in Prague. Doesn't mean we're racists. Just rather unused to the idea of being around people of different race or any religion for that matter..

Cat Meow
Community Member
5 years ago

Perhaps I was a really unlucky tourist, but the one time I was in Prague I got called a Nazi as soon as they found out I'm German. This is actually reason #1 why I don't plan on visiting Prague again, although it's a really beautiful city. :(

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Iva Sušická
Community Member
5 years ago

Czech Republic!!! Yeeeeey!!! :-D

Jiří Kříž III
Community Member
5 years ago

Exactly.

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João Eiras
Community Member
5 years ago

Judaism and Islam are not races. How many times do people need to repeat that? Religion is learned, not genetic.

Peter Mendelsohn
Community Member
1 year ago

João: Race isn't genetic either. It is learned. Thanks to science (anthropology, genetics), we have known for nearly 100 years that there is no scientific basis for the concept of race. Black / white / Asian / etc etc are all just social categories, just like religion or political party. Race is just "stickier" (harder for an individual to change/escape) because it tends to be projected onto us by others, rather than primarily a product of what we tell others we are. Learn more about it here: https://www.americananthro.org/ConnectWithAAA/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2583

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Mariana Janošová
Community Member
5 years ago

First question: These two red countries are Czech and Slovakia. I am from Slovakia. And let me tell you, we don't have black people who are africans, we have gypsies. And in this matter, it is not about the skin colour, it's about their lifestyle and manners which are unacceptable. You would have to research a bit to know what we all here know... It is not racism, it's common sense.

Kamila Bezděková
Community Member
5 years ago

I am Czech and from Brno. Gypsies are violent af! I've been attacked when I was at elementary school and later like 4 times more - during the daytime. We have also Vietnamese minority - no problem with them! Why? They just have nice behaviour. No issue with the colour of their skin or religion... Westerners should do some research before judging us :(

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Sonja
Community Member
5 years ago

Well, I think it is caused by historical development in these countries. It is not fair only to say"racism" or "xenophobia" - why does no one asks for the reason of their fear?It is just much more easier to put shame on red countries (And yes, I am "dark red" - according these maps- Czech)

Gabor Szabo
Community Member
5 years ago

Czechs and Slovaks were more honest in their replies than Poles or Hungarians. I don't believe there are substantial differences between these countries.

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Brock Jaeger
Community Member
5 years ago

A map about racism that's more or less useless for color blinde people. Nice.

Filip Schmied
Community Member
5 years ago

I am from Czech and I am proud to not forgett who we are and what races are. Czech and generally Eastern Europe is most white place on Earth. We are not racist people, it just funky separatable word. We want to stay white, just like most African countries want to stay black or Asian countries wants to stay yellow. It is purpose of nation, be with people with same characteristics (skin, religion, traditions, etc.), and I will never be ashamed because some "clever" politicians call us racist.

Anna Bosíková
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't worry, i'm Czech too a feel ashamed enough for both of us...

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Si-Naron
Community Member
5 years ago

One more thing. Why do immigrants can come here and attack our culture or atheist and christian? Why? If open gay cannot go to islamic countires (yes islamic, 'yellow' people and non-islamic people from Africa do not makes problems) without fear of being put in jail or women can be put in jail for not cover their faces?

Leni
Community Member
5 years ago

Because you don't lower your standards when other people don't live up to yours.

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Si-Naron
Community Member
5 years ago

For me discrimination people because of their skin color is stupid. But I hate when immigrants become to our countries and do not respect our local cultures/tradiotions/believes/religions. It's like me go to your homes, make loud party and don't care you spend every evening in silence because in my home we always make some parties. I hate when other culture come to Europe and want to ban our traditions, etc. because „it offend our culture.” If you have any problems, no one keeps you here. You can get out of here. If you want to migrate to our countries first learn our languages, and respect us. Europeane goverments are really fucked up. Are they really so idiotic? Why do they try to change their countries and society for immigrants? They should change immigrants, say it clearly „You are welcome here IF you won't give a shit that churches/crorss/beer in ramadan/uncovered women faces/wearing black faces for some festivals offends your totally diffrent culture.

Antonia
Community Member
5 years ago

Surprised by Poland here.. thought we would come out a lot more racist tbh.

Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

I think you're mistaking your politicians for the voice of the people.. they're all power hungry corrupt nepotistic rednecks, just like everywhere else.

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Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

Most red the countries are Estonia, Kura Kurgu Hoiuala, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece. I just surprise Hungary was on the list. The rest not surprised at all.

Cat person
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh my god. I can't believe it. Slovakia is the most racist out of all of the countries! And that's where my mum was born! This horrifies me

Gillian Harding
Community Member
5 years ago

no one should give a dam who their child dates as long as they make them happy - signed a Brit

Ionut S
Community Member
5 years ago

And one more thing: can you please make the question the other way around also ? Like: Would you feel comfortable if one of your children would be in a relationship with a non muslim/jew/black/asian person ? Let's see how that turns out !

Karel T
Community Member
5 years ago

So far I have been very fond and thankful for Bored Panda, but the title of this article really offended me. I am Czech, I live in this beautiful country and I am proud of both. I don't think anyone can judge me as anywhere near racist. I don't even know anyone who qualifies as one. The closest person I know, who is not a racist, but homophobic is my colleague from work who is not even Czech. If these maps show anything then it is that Czechs are worried about foreigners and that could be true. We have been mostly Czech-only country for about a hundred years. On the other hand, my dentist is a foreigner. Among my colleagues there are at least fifteen foreigners. I witness zero problems about anybody's race or gender at work or fortunately anywhere else. Czechs are very tolerant and non-violent people and I admire them for that. Shame on you Stella for writing this offensive and sensationalist headline. (continued)