In the US people share the same language, religion, and culture. So why this race-awareness, to use a less incendiary label? In Sweden the issue is hardly about racism. Those “others” are mostly fresh to this country. I’m just shy of 50. As young, there were no immigrants in my class, none in the entire school, and nobody in my district at all. 40 years later virtually all people in my district are recent immigrants from all corners of the world. Some 90% of colleges at work has a foreign name, and speak with coworkers and costumers in strange languages. Am I a racist, for feeling like a stranger in my own country now (in the words of a friend from Morocco,,,)? Anywhere in Sweden is the same. Foreign languages, foreign food, cars with foreign license plates, beggars lining the streets, exploding numbers of homeless people, increased crime rates, religious terrorist acts, and so on. The changes are going at a lightning speed. Will these newcomers be able to pick up enough sense, and carry on the heritage, or will I end my days in a nation turned to an Islamic dictatorship. I feel lonely and scared. Should I emigrate?