Apparently few migrants and minorities attended the National Sports Forum

Apparently few migrants and minorities attended the National Sports Forum

Some claim that one of the problems that migrants and minorities face in Finland is that they are underrepresented in different associations.  Last Sunday, the National Sports Forum held a meeting in Helsinki to talk about the future of sports in Finland. Gathering from the picture below, it’s clear that few migrants and minorities were […] more…
Zuzeeko’s blog: 1960-style racial abuse in a store in Finland, and silent onlookers

Zuzeeko’s blog: 1960-style racial abuse in a store in Finland, and silent onlookers

Zuzeeko Tegha Abeng* Things happen in modern-day Finland that look like scenes out of the U.S. in the 1960s when black people, such as 6-year-old Ruby Bridges, were taunted by angry members of the white community who opposed racial integration of public schools. Ihmisoikeusliitto, a human rights organisation that monitors the human rights situation in […] more…
Too many Finnish politicians and parties are ignorant of their country’s migrant and refugee history

Too many Finnish politicians and parties are ignorant of their country’s migrant and refugee history

-titta, en finne igen i fyllan! -satans finjävlar! -look, (a) drunken Finn! -damn Finnish devils! The infamous saying, en finne igen, yet another Finn, can be found in Urban Dictionary. The statement was used by Swedes to claim that Finns are “violent, primitive savages” because some have issues with learning Swedish and alcohol. After World […] more…
Defining white Finnish privilege #11:  Case Teuvo Hakkarainen

Defining white Finnish privilege #11: Case Teuvo Hakkarainen

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Teuvo Hakkarainen is a good example of white Finnish privilege. Here’s an MP that has issues with alcohol, racism and now dates teenagers as well as allegedly takes minors to bars. He has sent on his work phone pictures of his phallus and Image magazine claims in its latest issue that the PS MP drove […] more…
Dr Gareth Rice leaves Finland today

Dr Gareth Rice leaves Finland today

Dr Gareth Rice, a brave man who highlighted unfair hiring practices in academia, left Finland Saturday and moved to Glasgow. He will be missed by many. While the path that Dr Rice took is known to many non-Finnish academics, he did something more: Put himself on the line by exposing what he saw as unfair […] more…
Perussuomalaiset hate campaign against foreigners is in full swing

Perussuomalaiset hate campaign against foreigners is in full swing

I was asked this week what I think is one of the best ways to tackle racism in Finland. One of the best ways,  I responded, is challenging urban tales spread by politicians, the media and public.   It’s clear that the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party’s hostility against foreigners with the help of urban tales is […] more…
City of Ylivieska in Finland awards anti-Semite with distinction

City of Ylivieska in Finland awards anti-Semite with distinction

Juha Kärkkäinen, who was fined by a Finnish court in the fall of 2013 45,000 euros for publishing anti-Semitic writings of the likes of David Duke and others, was awarded a distinction from the city of Ylivieska, according to Oulu-based Kaleva. Dan Kantor, executive director of the Jewish Community of Helsinki, told Migrant Tales that he […] more…
Who spreads hatred in Finland: YLE or the PS?

Who spreads hatred in Finland: YLE or the PS?

Attempting to gain the maximum political mileage from the act of vandalism against the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* office in Helsinki on Thursday, party secretary, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, is pointing the finger at the “green-left alliance” (a favorite catchword that the party uses to describe its enemies) and YLE for comparing it to the anti-immigration far-right Sweden Democrats. […] more…
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