This paper examines second-generation immigrants’ affiliation to Denmark and how discrimination based on ethnicity affects their feeling of belonging in the Danish society, from the understanding of social constructivism. Quantitative research methods such as statistics made by ‘Danmarks Statistik’ has been used to investigate second-generation immigrants’ feeling of belonging in the Danish society. The paper uses T. H. Marshall’s theory about citizenship and the theoretical terms nationality, majority and minority, ethnicity and Danishness, to analyse and discuss what causes discrimination based on ethnicity and whether this affects second-generation immigrants’ affiliation to Denmark. Furthermore, the paper discusses how political actions due to prejudices against second-generation immigrants amplifies discrimination based on ethnicity. The paper argues that the historical idea of race is embedded in Western culture, which leads to the understanding that second-generation immigrants will struggle to pass as an ethnic Dane. Finally, the conclusion is that second-generation immigrants should have the same opportunities as ethnic Danes in society, due to their citizenship. However, the lack of recognition from the majority based on the idea of minorities being less valuable, creates a vicious cycle of prejudices and suppression against second-generation immigrants.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||31 dec. 2016|