Defining white Finnish privilege #7

Defining white Finnish privilege #7

In many respects white privilege, or specifically white Finnish privilege, is a good way to understand some of the challenges that migrants and especially non-white Finns face in this country. Migrant Tales invites readers to contribute their thought on the social ill. Please send your comments on the topic to migranttalesblog@gmail.com. We’d love to hear from you. […] more…
Migrants Tales Literary: Two poems by Anonymous

Migrants Tales Literary: Two poems by Anonymous

Below are two poems by Anonymous that she wants to share with our readers.  “When I lived [in a city*] in Finland, I couldn’t use the phone or email because I had no money or any income assistance from the social office for 20 months,” Anonymous said. “This happened in 2013.” * The name of […] more…
Yle in English asks: Have you come up against unfair hiring practices in Finland?

Yle in English asks: Have you come up against unfair hiring practices in Finland?

Thanks to Dr. Gareth Rice’s courageous example that exposed unfair hiring practices at the university, some long-overdue attention is now being paid to a much wider problem that migrants face in this country. YLE in English asks its readers to share their views on the issue.  On Wednesday at 7:12pm, the Yle in English story had 130 comments! It’s […] more…
Challenging prejudices against migrants in Finland should be a priority. But who’s doing this?

Challenging prejudices against migrants in Finland should be a priority. But who’s doing this?

Dr. Gareth Rice’s  claim that foreign academics are being bypassed for permanent tenures in favor of Finnish academics raises a wider issue that migrants and minorities face in Finland. Finding a job is one matter for an immigrant in this country but being hired on a permanent basis is quite another story. One may ask […] more…
Who will win the world cup on Sunday: Argentina, Germany, or Greater Social Justice?

Who will win the world cup on Sunday: Argentina, Germany, or Greater Social Justice?

After spending $11 billion to organize the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, was the huge investment justified and who will be the real winners after Sunday’s final game: Argentina, Germany, or social turmoil in a country that wasn’t too convinced that Brazil should have been the host?  A year ago, Brazilians university students and […] more…
Close your eyes and repeat: The PS of Finland isn’t a neo-Nazi and fascist party…

Close your eyes and repeat: The PS of Finland isn’t a neo-Nazi and fascist party…

We’ve seen this before, haven’t we?  Members of Finland’s third-largest party in parliament, the Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, flirting with a neo-Nazi group like the Kansallinen Vastarinta (SV). Teemu Lahtinen is a PS councilman of the city of Espoo who allegedly “liked” the neo-Nazi group’s Facebook page, according to Paljastettu and other sources.   After this was uncovered, Lahtinen allegedly […] more…
Anonymous, an immigrant woman: Moment in time

Anonymous, an immigrant woman: Moment in time

What would you say if the only treasure you have in life is what Anonymous calls the Mighty Pen? “The color [of the ink] doesn’t matter because appears on paper has strength,” she said.  “It’s a normal pen but it has strength. Give a real picture of my life.” Migrant Tales has been in touch with […] more…
Migrants’ Rights Network: Court of Appeal rules against challenge to lawfulness of family immigration rules

Migrants’ Rights Network: Court of Appeal rules against challenge to lawfulness of family immigration rules

Migrant Tales’ insight: The drama and pain continues in the United Kingdom after this unfair ruling… ________________ The long-awaited judgment of the Court of Appeal in the case ‘MM’ on the matter of the lawfulness of the UK immigration rules setting income levels for the sponsorship of non-EEA family members was made public this morning.  […] more…
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