QUOTE OF THE DAY: White washing in Finland

by , under Enrique Tessieri

If Finland had a very effective white washing* process in place from independence, who dismantled it or was it ever dismantled? I have my serious doubts.

Blackfaces are still aired on Finnish television. The clip above was shown on Pressiklubi on October 6, 2017, and the full movie in 2016.
In the 1970s, when it was forbidden for Sami children to speak their own language at Finnish schools, children learned that “n” stands for the n-word. They learned that no matter how much an n-word washes her face, it would not whiten.
A racist ad of how a detergent literally whitewashes little black children published in a sport’s magazine in the beginning of the last century.

 

Someone who is looked at as leaving behind or neglecting their culture and assimilating to a white, western culture. Source: Urban Dictionary.

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