MP Pia Kauma’s crusade against baby carriages is based on hearsay

MP Pia Kauma’s crusade against baby carriages is based on hearsay

National Coalition Party MP Pia Kauma has become quite a sensation after she accused migrant women of  buying new baby carriages with welfare money. When asked on YLE’s A-Studio where she got such information, her answer was quite startling.  ”Of course it’s very difficult to get factual information,” she said on YLE’s A-Studio,  “but I […] more…
When there’s hostility in the air and matters start to get violent at a Helsinki bar

When there’s hostility in the air and matters start to get violent at a Helsinki bar

Migrant Tales insight: This is a true account reported on the Rasmus Facebook page but written by one of the victims. One of the scariest matters about what is written is the reaction of the staff at the bar. The person writes: “…I went  to ask the barman, who had seen everything, how he could […] more…
Kokoomus MP still points accusing finger at migrant women for buying new baby carriages

Kokoomus MP still points accusing finger at migrant women for buying new baby carriages

Even if parliamentary elections are in April, some politicians, like National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) MP and Espoo city councilwoman Pia Kauma, are openly attacking migrants. She’s the conservative politician who stated on Friday that migrants shouldn’t buy new baby carriages with welfare money.  Kauma got an opportunity on Monday to present her case on YLE’s A-Studio. […] more…
“Fiery soul” Brazilian player could be handed one-way ticket back to his country

“Fiery soul” Brazilian player could be handed one-way ticket back to his country

A Brazilian player who plays for MP of Mikkeli, a second-division football team, walks out in protest in the middle of a match against FC Myllypuro. His team is trailing 4-5. MP chairman Harri Kivinen and the team manager, Mika Korpela, are outraged and state that the player, Denis, probably won’t play for MP anymore and […] more…
Kokoomus MP Pia Kauma takes a cheap shot against migrants

Kokoomus MP Pia Kauma takes a cheap shot against migrants

With parliamentary elections nearing in April 2015, politicians will do almost anything to get attention. We heard Perussuomalaiset (PS) chairman Timo Soini state this week that his party’s ass isn’t for sale. National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) MP and Espoo city councilwoman, Pia Kauma, now joins this questionable group by asking why the municipality should help migrants […] more…
BALOBESHAYI: Are Africans Really Black?

BALOBESHAYI: Are Africans Really Black?

Beatrice Kabutakapua Ferguson. One of the most known city in the US right now, not for the happiest  reasons though. It’s the place where Michael Brown, an African America man, was shot by the police. Usually the ethnic background is useless for me,but in this case is the engine that started the turmoil happening in this […] more…
Perussuomalaiset of Finland: From bashing immigrants and the EU to “not selling one’s ass”

Perussuomalaiset of Finland: From bashing immigrants and the EU to “not selling one’s ass”

What is wrong with the Perussuomalaiset (PS)?* In order to score their historic election victory in 2011, they went on a rampage and bashed migrants wholesale, especially Muslims. Today, PS head Timo Soini said that the party has its principles and therefore “doesn’t sell its ass [to anyone].” Folks, the person making this statement is […] more…
Effectively challenging intolerance and promoting respect in Finland and elsewhere

Effectively challenging intolerance and promoting respect in Finland and elsewhere

An effective weapon that racists use is to convince you that you don’t count. One of the overriding matters that I’ve learned time and again is that silence is the worst decision you can make when challenging intolerance. There are many effective ways to challenge racism like a simple question: I disagree with you. Can […] more…
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