Posts By: Migrant Tales

Exposing white Finnish privilege #45: Do blondes have more fun?

In the 1960s in the United States, there was a saying: Blondes have more fun.

Do they? Considering all the sexual harassment charges going on these days, being a blonde could be hell for a woman. 

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EU-MIDIS II: White Europe’s tacit approval and silence of ethnic discrimination

Should we be surprised by a new EU-MIDIS II report that concludes that discrimination of people of Sub-Sharan African origin suffered the most discrimination in Luxembourg and Finland (50% and 45%, respectively) while those with North African backgrounds endured the most discrimination in the Netherlands (49%); the Roma reported the most discrimination in countries like Greece and Portugal (48% and 47%, respectively).

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Camtu Suhonen: How discrimination destroys academic careers

Discrimination is a disease that plagues many organizations and often causes more damage to the organization such as profit loss, economical issues, and natural disasters. This is because discrimination destroys the people who make up the organization and causes damages irreparable by money or promotion. Career paths and patterns are things most affected by such a plague because they damage people mentally, emotionally, and socially. If a person is mentally and emotionally damaged by discrimination, this person becomes paralyzed and unable to function properly within the organization. Also, socially, victims experience role malfunction and resort to isolation for comfort rather than ask for help from colleagues.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: A good one about cultural appropriation

“That blackness on your face it will come off, won’t it? You wipe that blackness off, and they’ll treat you like a man. We black, in a white man’s country, it ain’t nothing we can do about it. If you don’t understand that you don’t understand nothing.” John Marriott in Black like me (1964)*  

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Exposing white Finnish privilege #44: Defending Nazis’ rights to march is ok as long we agree on the common enemy

Jan Vapaavuori is the mayor of Helsinki who wrote the following on his Facebook wall below about Nazis marching in Helsinki on Independence Day:

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Ignite #metooracism campaign

It’s encouraging to see how people in power are coming down in flames for sexual harassment. Wouldn’t it be great if we could apply sexual harassment to racist harassment and spark a similar movement? Silence and inaction are the reasons why sexual harassment happens with near-impunity. It’s the same story why racism continues to occur on

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Hodo Saleh: Rosa Emilia Clay vahvistaa, että Suomi on aina ollut ja tulee olemaan monikulttuurillinen

100-vuotian Suomen kunniaksi haluaisin kirjoittaa aiheesta, joka on todella tärkeä monikulttuuriselle Suomelle, jotta koko ajan vältellään yhteiskunnallisessa keskustelussa. Se aihe on Rosa Emilia Clayn historia ja siitä miten hän merkitsee meille suomalaisille. 

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Wouter Van Bellingen: Black Pete is an aberration that will become history

 Wouter Van Bellingen, 45, is a Flemish human rights’ activist who has fought for racial justice in Belgium. One of the issues that he has challenged is the racist legacy of Black Pete (or Zwarte Piet). Apart from issues like cultural appropriation and disrespect for minorities like blacks, the United Nations declared in 2015 that Black Pete was a “vestige of slavery.”  

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