WHAT'S TRENDING ON.. UK lists 'Somalilander' as an ethnicity

Apollo

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@Ebuo

The UK government doesn't care. They just want to know how many Somalis are around. They will probably combine both results as Somali.

They want to avoid some triggered/strange Somalilanders from not filling in Somali.
 

Ebuo

Forza Somalia!
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@Ebuo

The UK government doesn't care, they just want to know how many Somalis are around. They will combine both results as Somali.

They want to avoid some triggered/strange Somalilanders from not filling in Somali.
If that is the case then that is a smart move
 

0117

Reborn
In the last census people wrote Somalilander which is why it was added.It will highlight the inequalities amongst Somalis :banderas:
 

Apollo

Staff Member
If that is the case then that is a smart move
Would be funny if we get to see socioeconomic statistics between those who identify as Somali and those who identify as Somalilander. Would be hilarious if the Somalilander cohort has worse figures.
 

Ebuo

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Would be funny if we get to see socioeconomic statistics between those who identify as Somali and those who identify as Somalilander. Would be hilarious if the Somalilander cohort has worse figures.
Who you think has the worse?
 
I don’t necessarily see the need for it. As we’re all Somali regardless of our political differences. But if that’s what Somalilanders wanna do then it is what it is.
 

0117

Reborn
Who you think has the worse?
Data will be too small to draw analysis from but logically speaking Somalilanders should have better stats in metrics like home ownership as some came pre war which meant they had longer time to buy up council houses.
 

Apollo

Staff Member
Data will be too small to draw analysis from but logically speaking Somalilanders should have better stats in metrics like home ownership as some came pre war which meant they had longer time to buy up council houses.
A huge number of the European Somalis who went to the UK are Isaaq. They are going to check Somalilander. Most of the European Somalis who stayed behind in European countries tend to be more Darod/Hawiye etc. This can drag down the Somalilander cohort.
 

0117

Reborn
A huge number of the European Somalis who went to the UK are Isaaq. They are going to check Somalilander. Most of the European Somalis who stayed behind in European countries tend to be more Darod/Hawiye etc. This can drag down the Somalilander cohort.
Good thing this is now and not in 2011.The somali community statistics would've been horrendous.Thanks to the government changes in welfare it forced a lot of Somalis to work after universal credit came in 2013.
 

Apollo

Staff Member
@0117

There are also going to be high IQ Somalilanders who think identifying ethnically as Somalilander is stupid. The clever ones are going to check Somali instead.
 

Ebuo

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I don’t necessarily see the need for it. As we’re all Somali regardless of our political differences. But if that’s what Somalilanders wanna do then it is what it is.
The thing is that it isn't an ethnicity for God sake, there are even some people who are trying to justify it
 

Apollo

Staff Member
The thing is that it isn't an ethnicity for God sake, there are even some people who are trying to justify it
Choosing between Somali vs Somalilander is legit a covert IQ test. Less intelligent and more tribalistic people are going to pick Somalilander.
 

0117

Reborn
The thing is that it isn't an ethnicity for God sake, there are even some people who are trying to justify it
The blame lies with the government and not landers.The reason for this was back then it was a paper census.People wrote somalilander under African which makes sense giving the fact Somali wasn't an option.I hope they remove it in the next census.
 

0117

Reborn
@0117

There are also going to be high IQ Somalilanders who think identifying ethnically as Somalilander is stupid. The clever ones are going to check Somali instead.
The question also included background which makes it ambiguous.They will tick lander to push for our recognition :liberaltears:
 

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