Comment: I was quite surprised to read that the police authorities want to have a blue ID card for Finns and a brown-colored one for foreigners.
Michael Privot, the head of the European Network Against Racism, thinks that one ID card for Finnish citizens and another one for foreigners “could in part encourage discrimination” since the ID card shows immediately that the person is not a Finnish citizen.”Now a person has to show that he is a foreigners in such situations where it has little importance like when going to the bank,” Pivot said.
The different-colored ID cards are a sad example of how some authorities like the police want to stress “us” and “they” in Finland.
Some columnists in Sweden were very critical of the decision by Finland to have two types of ID cards.
Bryssel. Rasismin vastainen eurooppalainen järjestö moittii Suomen henkilökorttiuudistusta, jossa Suomen kansalaisille ja Suomessa asuville ulkomaalaisille annetaan eriväriset henkilökortit.