When racism goes viral in Finland

When racism goes viral in Finland

Sakari Timonen is one of the best anti-racism bloggers in Finland. He writes this time about a Marko Sihvonen, who made up a story on a Facebook post that a member of the Romany minority, one of the few that come here to ask for money on the streets, knifed a white Finnish girl and […] more…
Ana María Gutiérrez Sorainen: Se kehuttu Kanadan maahanmuuttomalli

Ana María Gutiérrez Sorainen: Se kehuttu Kanadan maahanmuuttomalli

Ana María Gutiérrez Sorainen*             Julkisessa keskustelussa moni sanoo, että lääke Suomen maahanmuuttopolitiikan ”parantamiselle” löytyy Atlantin takaa, Kanadasta. Harva on kuitenkin se, joka selittää, mitä se Kanadan maahanmuuttomalli sisältää. Se on ymmärrettävää, koska Kanadan maahanmuuttomalli tai systeemi on monitahoinen ja monimutkainen. Kanadassa on kolme maahanmuuttoperustetta: perheen yhdistäminen, taloudellinen maahanmuutto ja […] more…
What Finnish anti-immigration politicians write about migrants

What Finnish anti-immigration politicians write about migrants

Migrant Tales insght: This short blog entry below by Tanja Hartonen-Pulkka became quite a sensation in Finnish social media websites when it was published on Sunday and taken down on Monday by Uusi Suomi. Hartonen-Pulkkia is very active in the Mäntyharju town council, where she is a councilwoman  for the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party and a […] more…
Six-year fruitless search for a Muslim burial ground in Finland

Six-year fruitless search for a Muslim burial ground in Finland

The Finnish Islamic Council has been searching without success since 2008 for a burial ground in the southern Finnish region of Uusimaa, according to YLE in English. Up to know, Muslims are buried in the “Muslim section” of Lutheran Church cemeteries. Pia Jardi, deputy chair of the Finnish Islamic Council, told Migrant Tales that a questionnaire […] more…
Racism is dirty and expensive business for any society

Racism is dirty and expensive business for any society

A study by the Ombudsman of Minorities in Finland reveals that over two thirds of Finnish Roma that were surveyed said they had experienced discrimination in the past year, according to a Migrant Tales story published Sunday. While these types of studies are needed and are highly important, they continue to remind us of a […] more…
Over two thirds of Finnish Roma surveyed said they had experienced discrimination in the past year

Over two thirds of Finnish Roma surveyed said they had experienced discrimination in the past year

A study by the Ombudsman for Minorities of Finland reveals that a bit over two thirds of Finnish Roma that were surveyed said they had experienced discrimination in the past year, according to Turku-based Turun Sanomat.* Two-hundred and forty-nine Roma of different ages took part in the study.  Read full story (in Finnish) here.   […] more…
Institute of Race Relations: Language testing of asylum claimants – a flawed approach

Institute of Race Relations: Language testing of asylum claimants – a flawed approach

By Aisha Maniar Following a critical Supreme Court judgment on the Home Office’s use of controversial language analysis tests to determine the nationality of asylum seekers, Aisha Maniar asks: why does the government insist on using these tests? Read orginal posting here.   Language is a crucial element of the identity of each and every one […] more…
Helsingin Sanomat: Ulkomaisten tutkijoiden vaikea työllistyä Suomessa

Helsingin Sanomat: Ulkomaisten tutkijoiden vaikea työllistyä Suomessa

Gareth Rice Kun saavuin Suomeen yliopistotutkijana Britanniasta, päätin yrittää olla valittamatta siitä, miten Suomessa korkeakoulujärjestelmää hoidetaan. Valittaminen on kuitenkin luonnollista, ja olen varma, että miltei jokainen Suomessa asuva ulkomaalainen on tehnyt niin ainakin kerran. Lue alkuperäinen kirjoitus tästä. Suomalaista korkeakoulujärjestelmää pyörittää joukko vaikutusvaltaisia suomalaisia professoreita, jotka toimivat portinvartijoina. Ulkomaalaisten akateemisesti koulutettujen on vaikea päästä vakituisiin […] more…
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