Posts By: Migrant Tales

Corporal Fiona Musanga: Doing the right thing against racism

Fiona Musanga, 22, is a corporal who was recently conscripted in the Finnish Army, filed charges against a conscript for calling her the n-word while enlisted. The decision to press charges wasn’t easy. It took her two days to weigh things before she went to the head of her unit to file charges. 

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Asylum seeker in Joutseno immigration removal center cell 222: “I am sad and I have cried”

When you are with asylum seekers in Finland, you see them one day they end up detained and soon deported, an episode in one’s life that he or she will remember the rest of his or her life. This is the case of twenty-one-year-old Mohammed, an Afghan asylum seeker who came like so many to Finland in 2015. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: The victim of rape and racism

“What similarities are there between the victim of rape and racism? Deniers of rape blame the woman for causing the man to rape her. Deniers of racism blame the victim for causing the man or woman to insult him or her. Racism feels like being raped. Racism and rape are chronic social ills. Arguments used

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Statement Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland: Far-right marches on Finnish Independence Day

Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland* denounces all forms of far-right marches in Finland on Finnish Independence Day.The “612 torch parade”, initiated on Finnish Independence Day 2014, originated as a far-right joint effort.

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Statement Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland: Two reports that should worry us

This week Finland got cold water thrown at it from two reports that reveal hate crime and Afrophobia are serious problems. One may rightfully ask how a country like Finland, which claims to have one of the best education systems in the world, can do so little to stop such hatred.

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Suomen viharikosvastainen yhdistys ry: Kaksi raporttia, joiden pitäisi huolestuttaa meitä

Tällä viikolla Suomi sai kylmää vettä niskaansa kahdesta raportista, joista käy ilmi että viharikokset, vihapuhe ja rasismi mustia ihmisiä kohtaan ovat massa vakavia ongelmia. Voimme kysyä miten on mahdollista että tällaista tapahtuu maassa joka väittää koulutusjärjestelmänsä olevan maailman parhaita?

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Police Uiversity College: Hate crimes rise in 2017 by 8% to 1,165 cases on year

Hate crimes* that were reported to the police in Finland during 2017 rose by 7.97% to 1,165 cases compared with 1,079 cases the previous year, according to the Finnish Police University College.  

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