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When we asked people about diversity in Norway and whether locals are accepting of differences, they said...

"Yes, Norway has a large and diverse population. Norway has sizable minority populations of ethnic Sami, people of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American descent, immigrants, and refugees. Norwegians are, on the whole, quite encouraging of cultural diversity and differences. Discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, or other attributes is illegal, and most people accept and respect newcomers," wrote a member who made the move to Norway.

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"It's very diverse, however very prejudice towards Americans and color of skin. We have a saying amongst expats here "Norwegians are the nicest most rudest prejudice people you will ever meet." I feel lucky to have white skin cause I pass as Norwegian sometimes, but my friends tell me stories that has never happened to me, nor would I want to be treated as they have," explained one expat living in Tromso, Norway.

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