Wonderful, pure, idealistic Sweden.
Sweden’s state-funded broadcaster SVT (Swedish Television) has ordered its employees and journalists not to use the word “immigrant“, according to its new “language manual“.
The phrase “immigrant population” must now be replaced with the phrase “socially/economically deprived area.”
The language manual also warns staff against using the words “black“, “dark skinned“, or “African origin” in a negative context.
It says they should refer to them as “Swedish” if they have Swedish citizenship.
However, it tells SVT staff that using the term “white” or “fair skinned” in the same negative context is absolutely fine.
One part of the language manual says that anyone who is accused of so-called “racism” or “discrimination” is not to be given any time on air to defend themselves.
Anne Lagercrantz, director of news and sports at SVT, says the reason for this is because “Language is power. Language is also politics.”
She is absolutely right, and…
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