Racism Review: A Year End Review 2011

by , under All categories, Enrique

Comment: Compared with Migrant Tales’ review of 2011, the one below by Racism Review shows an equally worrying picture of the year in the United States. 

Despite negative news like increased deportations, racism in presidential politics, racism in general and Islamophobia, the year was characterized by social campaigns and movements. Some worth mentioning are the Drop the I-Word campaign,  more research on racism and life in a so-called “post-racial society,” celebrating cultural diversity as well as social media campaigns.

In Finland immigrants, Finns and Finns with international backgrounds are beginning to take the lead. Facebook sites like My Finland is International and blogs like Migrant Tales have taken leadership and become a counter-voice. Even if this may be the case, there is still a lot of work to be done on the anti-racism front, especially during these economic times where far-right and populist groups are promoting racism and exclusion of immigrants and minorities. 

Racism Review asks, “what will you do  in 2012 contribute to the struggle for racial justice?”

We at Migrant Tales plan to continue the struggle until the menace of racism is corned and placed on the defensive in our society. We plan to continue the struggle and drive home the point that that racism is shameful and cowardly social behavior. 

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By Jessie

As the year 2011 ends, there are several good year-end reviews about racial justice, this video from Colorlines and this post from a David J. Leonard writing at New Black Man, are both excellent.  We here atRacism Review offer this as our own brief, and necessarily incomplete, recap of some of the notable events in the struggle for racial justice. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end, there are some victories there, too ~ and a challenge for you at the end.

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  1. Allan

    Sorry to bust your bubble, but “the lead” has been taken by bulletin boards like Hommaforum. And the pathetic “My Finland is International” has less followers than a few peoples cats.

    Your blog is foreign arrogance and stupidity exemplified. Keep up the good struggle, lest someone actually took all you “anti-racists” somehow seriously.

  2. justicedemon

    Allan

    These figures are not hard to find. The Hommaforum entry page says that 7,341 members have contributed 846,862 messages on 25,706 topic headings. It’s not clear when the group was founded, but some messages date back to 2008 and the group evidently originated as the guestbook of a well-known neo-fascist blog established in 2005.

    By contrast the Facebook page for My Finland is International says that this group has 46,705 friends. The group was founded in 2010 and had no precursors at all.

    Now what were you saying about a group with few followers?

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