Top 10 Least Racist Countries

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1 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec,... read more

Now that Stephen Harper is out, I do feel things will change. Look at what Trudeau has done already. He's been trying to do justice to the natives, he's been housing thousands of refugees, and he's trying to bring happiness to this country. Harper was the opposite. There is still racism here, but honestly, what country doesn't have racism?

I am Canadian, and I am not racist. None of the people I work with are racist. We are all different races and have to work together.

Some old people (over 70) are, but it's ignorance and just talk. They don't generally mean any harm.

2 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
It is situated 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington,... read more

New Zealand is an accepting country, very welcoming to tourists and new residents. Though there are limited job opportunities and housing is expensive, it is considered the most tolerant place on earth after Canada. The Maori are over-represented in the House of Representatives, which also includes people of South Pacific and Asian descent. New Zealand has grown to be a country where people are more laid back and open. The Maori are treated fairly well, especially when compared to the indigenous populations of Canada and Australia.

3 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard... read more

Now, I'm not a person of color. However, as long as I've lived here, racism never seemed to be that big of an issue. I didn't realize how much of a sore topic racism is in other countries since it seems to be a much more relaxed topic here.

I'm not saying we don't have any racism. It's impossible not to have any. However, the government and the system here don't seem to be working against people based on the color of their skin.

Norway is a very tranquil and wealthy country, full of kind and helpful citizens. Foreigners are free from any discrimination whatsoever when they visit Norway. Norwegians are among the most tolerant people in the world. They do not hate others.

4 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the... read more

I lived in the Netherlands for six months, in Friesland. I faced no real racism as a student at all and traveled extensively. I don't know if there's racism simmering under the surface, as any racism I did face was from drunk people and on the Frisian islands where people don't have much outside exposure.

I'd say that even if there are racists, they aren't openly racist, which is more than I can say for most countries. Most people are friendly.

We accept everyone, really. There are, of course, some racist people out there, though no country is 100% free of racism.

I think the Netherlands is a very great country to accept people the way they are.

5 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest... read more

Sweden is trying to be as equal as possible. I'm shocked that this wasn't higher on the list (at the moment 9th place).

6 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost... read more

While our government may be harsh, I would say that we all want to treat foreigners equally. I live in Aarhus and have many friends of different colors and religions, and they are some of my best friends. I just want everyone to be happy in this country regardless of color or origin.

The Danish people are very introverted, so some of us might seem racist when we actually are not. If you were to live in Denmark, you should open up to Danes because they are too shy to talk. I would recommend beginning in a club or a Højskole. I hope you end up loving this place, and I would love to meet you and enjoy life together here.

Mikkel from Aarhus.

7 Singapore Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It is situated approximately one degree of latitude (137 kilometers or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It borders the Strait of Malacca... read more

There are lots of people of different nationalities (mostly Chinese, Malay, and Indian with a bit of European) and religions (mostly Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians), yet everyone gets along!

I'm British and I love Singapore.

Least racist country ever. People here see each other as equals, and equal opportunities are given to all.

Pro: A multi-culture country with well-educated people. No racism in Singapore.

Con: Expensive country to live in.

8 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília,... read more

Brazil is incredibly mixed. African culture is celebrated, and the brutality of the slave trade is acknowledged.

Similarly, the culture of European and Asian immigrants that arrived in the 20th century has also melded to form a wonderful, unique environment.

I am Brazilian, and I should say that our people are very mixed. We have lots of cultures and lots of races.

Brazil is definitely super tolerant to all races. Everyone is nice to everyone.

9 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455... read more
10 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities... read more
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11 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are the official languages of Pakistan. The world's second-highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat)... read more

I went there with fear. You know how the news channels are, especially their own news channels. My parents warned me, but I had to see it for myself, and wow, it was completely different. I have never seen such friendly people in my life. I am an American tourist and have been through many countries and met many people, but these guys were amazing.

I spent most of my time in the north of Pakistan, stayed for a while in Lahore and Karachi as well, then turned back home. Loved their food as well. A little spicy for me, but it was delicious.

12 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806... read more

German people are ethnic and professional, more so than emotional, when interacting with others. The opposite is true for Greece, where people are more emotional than professional. In Greece, one cannot simply walk on the streets without encountering racial acts, stemming from ignorance and the belief that foreigners are inferior.

Germany has a future because it utilizes the creativity and productivity of its people. In contrast, Greece is perceived as lacking a future, desiring only to maintain its aesthetic appeal. The implication is that Greeks are lazy and take too many holidays.

13 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that... read more

They have less than 1 percent minority population, which in their case amounts to only a few thousand people total.

14 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
15 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and... read more
16 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is... read more

I think it generally depends on where you go. I come from Suffolk, and it has gotten more tolerant. I think the majority of racism is more against Eastern Europeans and Muslims, not as much against black people. Of course, the older generation has its beliefs.

It's generally very accepting of mixed heritage, which can be fetishized a lot, especially when it comes to the idea of mixed-race babies. Although mixed-race people are seen quite highly because of their looks, the deep-rooted issues are against Muslims and Eastern Europeans. Older people can be closet racists, but it all depends on whether people are adhering to a "stereotype" to determine whether they will accept a particular person or not.

17 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to... read more

Honestly, France is a very underrated country. I've been living there since I was three, and it honestly belongs up there with Scandinavia in terms of quality of life and tolerance. So yes, the government is acting really unfairly towards refugees, but the people who are already there are quite well integrated.

It is one of the least Islamophobic and racist countries in the world, according to surveys. But they still get a bad reputation, and that's sad.

Honestly, France is pretty fine in terms of Islamophobia and racism, better than most surrounding countries. It's very underrated, but this is a very tolerant country.

Even our far-right is pretty moderate. They're more moderate than most Republicans, I would dare say.

18 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia,... read more

The people of Turkey are friendly and hospitable to foreigners most of the time. They don't have any problem with Christians, Jews, Greeks, Kurds, Armenians, Americans, or others. But there are some issues between Turks and anti-Turks/Islamophobics.

If you don't show your hatred towards Turks, they will be really nice and friendly to you.

19 Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages... read more
20 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the... read more

Why is it that people seldom say anything even remotely nice about America? Is it because we're the most powerful nation? Seven out of ten remarks made about the US and American people are hateful insults. I'm so sick of it as an American citizen. We're not the perfect country. We have problems, I get that, but we've also done a lot of good as a nation.

We elected a black president twice, yet heads from countries like New Zealand and Australia call us racist, when racism is a problem in their countries too. The world needs to get over its anti-American bigotry.

21 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun. Lebanon is situated in the middle of the fertile crescent on the eastern Mediterranean sea overlooking Europe, North Africa... read more

Fairly tolerant and secular country in the Middle East.

22 Madagascar Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa.

Madagascar is a Blasian (Black Asian mixed) country. The central highlands are more Asian, and the people in the rest of the island are darker. So it's okay.

They like Indians and Chinese less, though, but it's not because of looks or race, but more because of their impact on the economy. Some in Antananarivo might be racist (it's rare though), but they are polite, so they won't say anything face to face.

23 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and... read more

The most diverse country in the world, accepting of Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Sudanese, African, European, and South American cultures, unlike some countries I know (I'm looking at you, USA). The only racists are in their 70s or 80s and are only that way because in the 1950s Australia wasn't so diverse.

Why is Australia below America? Australia is more tolerant than America.

Australia should be above America.

24 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Ireland is one country where you can just get a pint and be friends. While it was abused by Britain in the past, we have often tried to leave that in the past, but some don't think like that.

You will encounter racism no matter where you go in the world, but probably least here.

25 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes... read more

The country has completely given up its conquests and slave trade and is now one of the most race-accepting countries!

Portugal is mostly white, but other races are very welcome here. People there might stare at people of a different race due to curiosity, not with preconception.

Portuguese people are quite nice.

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