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Julie Berthelsen on eskimo-ice: Condescending and wrong

After several ice cream manufacturers have chosen to change the name of the Eskimo-ice, it has created a big debate in the social media. Here have more expressed their opinions about whether the ice will keep its name.

The big debate about eskimo-ice is, according to Julie Berthelsen, a sign that the people have had enough, which comes to expression in many different ways, including anger.

Even she thinks not, that the word eskimo anymore be used, as it is politically incorrect in 2020. In the same way as Spain was said that one must say 'spaniard,' and not 'marty', since the word was both politically incorrect, she says.

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Ekstra Bladet has been in touch with singer Julie Berthelsen, who themselves have roots in Greenland. She tells that it generally always has been difficult to be greenlanders to Denmark and the danes.

- It is as if one always meets a wall of chemists, dominant and prominent. I only think that you both want and try to create new roads. For the inuit people themselves. Ultimately it may be that this is precisely what also makes that we in the country can begin to be better for that build values, self-confidence, knowledge, order, and change in both behavior and problems, " says Julie Berthelsen.

In Greenland had expressed their wish at one of the great Inuit Circum Polar Conferences (international non-governmental organization, ed.), to be called inuit and not eskimo.

Therefore, uses Julie Berthelsen also like the time and energy to tell people who still use the word eskimo, that the new term is inuit. She also explains like why.

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- For Greenland and the inuit people across the arctic was the word especially outdated, but also condescending and wrong. I think it is now a days is a part of the new thinking to be a bit more stubborn about what you want and not just ‘look for’ and ‘not dare’ say from. Something which, unfortunately, can be natural for the greenlanders as a people, says Julie Berthelsen and adds:

- I think all of this, to be taken up, debated and illuminated, can be the start of the construction of the inuit themselves, and an attempt to find the inner core in the country and the people, to arouse the people and work better for the same and its future. I hope, " says Julie Berthelsen

It says in the dictionary

Including the stands the meaning of the word 'eskimo', as it is in The Danish dictionary:

'person belonging to one of the original asian people that inhabit the arctic regions in Greenland, Nordcanada, Alaska, and northeastern Siberia LANGUAGE can be offensive, while the term inuit is now preferred by these peoples rather than eskimo'

Source: The Danish dictionary

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