Finland

The term “harmful immigration” is just as bad a word as using the n-word

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED Racists, xenophobes and populist opportunists from parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* like to be intentionally mean to Muslim and African asylum seekers by labelling them “harmful” immigration. Using the term harmful immigration to describe non-EU migrants by especially politicians of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party is as bad as using the n-word.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY (Farhad Manjoo): White replacement fear-mongering are racist and misogynistic conspiracy theories

Parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS) in Finland eagerly talk about how one of Europe’s whitest country’s will be taken over by people of color and become minorities. Writes Farhad Manjoo: “’The Great Replacement’ is a racist and misogynistic conspiracy theory that holds that white people face existential decline, even extinction, because of rising immigration in the West

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Meidän Suomen lippu

Tämä vähän alempana oleva kirjoitus ja varsinkin se, että Uuden Suomen henkilökunta päätti nostaa sen pyörimään karuselliin nostatti taas tunteita. Sanon taas, koska tämä ei ole ainut kerta , jolloin joku kirjoituksista herättää muita blogisteja kirjoittelemaan. Minusta nyt kritiikki oli varsin erikoista, koska kyseessä oli kirjoitus Suomen lipun arvosta. Itse en valitettavasti pääsyt nauttimaan kyseisen kirjoituksen lukemisesta.

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Included – not integrated

Inclusion is when everyone is along per se. In Finland we are still struggling with integration issues. We need programmes and policies so that developmentally disabled people can live where other people are living. We need special laws to make sure that they can have the services they need. But those does not matter when

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What do Jim Crow, Nuremberg Laws and Finland’s Restricting Act of 1939 have in common?

All forms of intolerance have one factor in common: They are violent ways to disenfranchise and control groups through social exclusion. Jim Crow laws in the United States sought to ensure that blacks remain marginalized in the same way as the Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany took away all power from the Jews. In Finland, foreigners

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Suomen Sisu tests Finland’s tolerance for hate

If you want a good view of the type of Finland a far right association like Suomen Sisu wants to build, check out the invitation to their 15th anniversary celebration at the Santahamina Military Base near Helsinki. The invitation states at the end:  “Santahamina is a military zone where only Finnish citizens have access to

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