The chances that Skovgårdsparken will end up the fifth time in a row on the Ghetto list are very high. If that happens, 200 apartments in public housing are at risk of being torn down. What do the residents think about this development?
By Ilka Dorothea Schnelle and Katrine Skov Petersen
Armstrong Nkimih has been living in Skovgårdsparken for four years. In his opinion, the area is turning slowly into a ghetto.”There are a lot of Arabs. I don’t have a problem with Arabs, but some of them make a lot of trouble. Most of them don’t work and stay at home,” he says. If the houses were torn down, they couldn’t afford living in Skovgårdsparken anymore. For him, that is a good thing.
Another resident sees it differently: “There is nothing wrong with that area at all. It is discrimination against the ethnic population living there when they tear down their houses.”