Should we boycott Finland’s centenary celebrations? One hundred years of building a white Finnish-speaking Lutheran society has not only whitewashed my roots and who my family was but on top of that continues to exclude me from being treated as an equal member of society. Do you have the courage to not only see but change how Finland treats migrants and minorities as well as eliminate the foul language it uses to label and perpetuate its power and privilege?
Those groups that don’t have power and privilege are not respected. “Finland is a free country. Here we sew [national] costumes, buy and sell them. Let the Finns rejoice and respect the Saami and their roots. Source: Suohpanterror.