Sunday, September 26, 2004
Herr und Frau Schweiz breathe in a long sigh of relief!
There was a big national referendum in Switzerland today. The Swiss rejected proposals to liberalize tough rules on citizenship. Here's a link to an article if you're interested. The voting advertisement of the Swiss People's Party, which argued against the easing of naturalization, used a "scare tactic" showing several darker-skinned hands reaching into a box with Swiss citizenship cards. I'm sad to report that racism continues to be alive and well in Switzerland.