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Racial profiling: Personal experiences that people of color face in Sweden
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Criminology.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Racial profiling: Personal experiences that people of color face in Sweden 

The purpose of this study is to explore the personal experiences of racial profiling that people of color face in Sweden. Racial profiling is a social issue in the world today and a much-disputed subject in the Swedish society. The study was conducted with qualitative interviews with four people of color in Sweden. The intersectionality perspective was used as an analytical tool to analyze the experiences people of color face with the help of social constructionism theory. The results showed that all four interviewees have experienced racial profiling in different settings in their lives. In addition, the study showed that the interviewees’ experiences of racial profiling differed depending on the interviewees’ identity attributes such as gender, race, and their religious affiliation affecting their vulnerability and experiences of racial profiling. The findings also show that the four informants have experienced and are vulnerable to everyday racism in Sweden due to the existing prejudices in the Swedish society.

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2019. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
Race, racial profiling, people of color (POC), intersectionality, experiences.
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30407OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-30407DiVA, id: diva2:1335307
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Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
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Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-07-04 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved

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