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The darker the skin, the worse the prejudice

Mynd: Skjáskot - RÚV

Many people adopted from other countries often face prejudice from peers and even teachers in Iceland. Sóley Lóa Smáradóttir, who was adopted from Togo and has lived here almost all her life, told the Kastljós programme that on one occasion, a teacher asked her to stand up and tell the whole class about life in Africa.

In addition, Sóley said that schools often take a long time to respond to racist comments. Sóley described how she was sometimes called names in the school corridor and when she complained to the principal, it took a long time before the matter was addressed. "It's ridiculous how long it took," she said. Although she was always listened to, the response time was usually very long.

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