Sorry folks, but the Garden of Eden never existed in Finland

Sorry folks, but the Garden of Eden never existed in Finland

I was recently interviewed by two students of the Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (MAMK), who asked me why I’m so passionate about anti-racism. “Finland is a good country to live in with good laws that should protect everyone,” I said. “I don’t want our country to be fed to the dogs by racists, nationalists […] more…
What will the April 2015 elections of Finland reveal about ourselves as a country?

What will the April 2015 elections of Finland reveal about ourselves as a country?

It’s clear that the parliamentary elections of April 2015 in Finland will reveal a lot of matters about this country. In many respects it’s like strip tease joint where women or men, disguised as political parties, take off their clothes. Sexuality isn’t being shown in bare flesh but in political ideologies such as racism, whiteness, […] more…
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…
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