Selective hatred and racism know no master

Selective hatred and racism know no master

Migrant Tales has written on a number of occasions about how intolerance and discrimination are a direct threat to our society since such social ills eat away at our values and thereby undermine who we are. We have demonstrated how anti-immigration parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS) use selective hatred to ensure their followers that they are […] more…
Police ask Romanian Roma “to leave” Tampere

Police ask Romanian Roma “to leave” Tampere

A group of Romania Roma were woken up by the police in the middle of the night as they slept in their cars in a semi-abandoned parking lot of a match factory in Tampere, reports Aamulehti. According to the Romanian Roma, the police asked them to leave Tampere, which is a clear breach of their right to […] more…
Passage of draft bill to prohibit real estate purchase by non-EU citizens would expose Finland’s xenophobia of Russians

Passage of draft bill to prohibit real estate purchase by non-EU citizens would expose Finland’s xenophobia of Russians

Politicians that fuel nationalism and intolerance forget to tell you one important fact: They carry a high price tag in the form of lower economic growth and less jobs. If passed, a draft bill spearheaded by Social Democrat (SDP) MP Suna Kymäläinen would not only hit businesses in eastern Finland that depend on Russian tourists, […] more…
Espoo city council votes against racism

Espoo city council votes against racism

Plans to rewrite the city of Espoo’s multicultural progam because the Perussuomalaiset (PS) because it stated that its city residents “don’t tolerate racism” got voted down 64-10, reports Länsiväylä.  Two PS councilmen, Simon Elo (left) and Teemu Lahtinen,  loathe Muslims and cultural diversity. Read full story (in Finnish) here. If one reads closely the position […] more…
Migrant Tales Literary: Roxana Crisólogo Correa at kymmenen runoilijaa

Migrant Tales Literary: Roxana Crisólogo Correa at kymmenen runoilijaa

Migrant Tales readers have had the opportunity to read Roxana Crisólogo Correa’s poetry. The presentation below of “Kymmenen runoilijaa,” in Helsinki was part of a poetry concert with other poets like Anja Erämaja, Marcel Jaentschke, Hashim Matouq, Inger-Mari Aikio-Arianaick, Polina Kopylova, Diana Mistera, Nzar Kwestani and Signmark. The concert included the participation of the musician Sergio Castrillón […] more…
Racism Review: Mixed or not, why are we still taking pictures of “race”?

Racism Review: Mixed or not, why are we still taking pictures of “race”?

Sharon Chang* Just days ago PolicyMic put up a piece entitled “National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050, and It’s Beautiful.” In it writer Zak Cheney-Rice attempts to address the so-called rise of multiracial peoples which has captured/enchanted the public eye and with which the media has become deeply enamored. He spotlights […] more…
Lahtinen and the PS of Espoo don’t like the term racism

Lahtinen and the PS of Espoo don’t like the term racism

Perussuomalaiset (PS) Espoo city councilman, Teemu Lahtinen, said that the anti-immigration and anti-EU party would not vote for the city’s new multicultural program since it states that “Espoo residents don’t tolerate racism.” Lahtinen, who is a member of the far-right association Suomalaisuuden liitto,  said he would like to replace the term “racism” with “we don’t […] more…
Why is the PS the only party in Finland commissioning opinion polls about migrants?

Why is the PS the only party in Finland commissioning opinion polls about migrants?

Here’s the question: Why is the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party the only one in Finland commissioning opinion polls about what Finns think about migration policy and migrants? They did this in 2010 with a no-brainer question that would give them the result they sought. Read full story here. The latest poll commissioned by the PS, an […] more…
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