The Nobel Peace prize is being celebrated this year by some people for being “the most widely recognised expression of genuine solidarity with human rights in the world”.
But for others it is also being celebrated because it is the first award to be awarded to a person who was “disguisely racist”.
The first recipient was Swedish activist Malin Wolf, who in her autobiography said the war was the result of a conspiracy against the Swedish people.
The new award also has an interesting history.
In 2009 the Norwegian Nobel committee decided to recognise “genuine efforts to end racism” as a way of encouraging people to speak out against racism and racism in general.
The committee’s then-president, Martin Løkke Rasmussen, said he was proud of the award because it showed that “no matter who you are, you can speak out.”
“We cannot forget that racism, racism is a very serious thing and we have to fight it,” he said.
“Racism, racism, it’s all of us, it is an epidemic.
It is everywhere.””
In this year’s Nobel Peace, I am very proud of all those people who have stood up for human rights,” said Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who is also the chair of the Nobel committee.”
We should not forget that there are racists everywhere.”
The award was also recognised by the president of the US Congress, Republican congressman Justin Amash, who said that “there is a reason that the Nobel peace prize is called the Peace Prize”.
“There are many people around the world who do not accept that human rights are not a right,” he added.
“But in our democracy, our country is not only about rights.
It’s about democracy and human rights, and I think this is why it is so important to recognise that.”