Posts Tagged: Africa

European Agency of Fundamental Rights: Finland has the most racial harassment cases against PAD of 12 EU countries surveyed

A new study by the European Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals that a third of people of African descent (PAD) surveyed have experienced racial harassment in the last five years. That’s not all: Perceived racist harassment was highest in Finland (63%) and least prevalent in Malta 20% (see chart below).

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Thailand versus the Mediterranean: Your human value hinges on ethnic and cultural background

We have all been reading about the rescue operation in northern Thailand raises a question: Why so much media interest in the fate of twelve children trapped for sixteen days when between 23,000 and 28,500 of people have perished in the Mediterranean during 1993-2018 while trying to travel to Europe.

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Migrant Tales (June 16, 2012): The crux of European racism – too little inclusion, too much race and blood

Much of the way Europeans perceive themselves as a group today is still deeply embedded in racism. The fact that we haven’t yet even started to confront the legacy of colonialism, which fuels our ”us” and ”them” view of the world, reveals a disturbing fact: There’s still too little inclusion and acceptance in this part

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Dissecting Finnish racism and bigotry

“Racism is like a Cadillac, they bring out a new model every year.”  Malcolm X (1925-65) The quote by one of the most powerful voices to emerge from the U.S. Civil Rights Movements, reveals how racism survived in the 1960s to see another day. Even though the quote by Malcolm X was made about a

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Our Finnish modern-day eugenicists are no different from the past

Who are those modern-day eugenicists breathing life back into this disgraced pseudo-science whose aim was to create a master white race by wiping out other ones? If we look at Europe and the Nordic region today, we can find many politicians with the same nineteenth-century agenda but in a different context. 

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Amkelwa Mbekeni: An African perspective of “The Marshal of Finland”

By Amkelwa Mbekeni “They shouldn’t have made it in Kenya — that was a bad idea,” says a man I find myself sitting next to in a bus. I am in Helsinki, Finland, and seldom do I ever initiate conversation with a stranger in public transport, especially not here. It is as if there is an

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The crux of European racism: Too little inclusion, too much race and blood

Much of the way Europeans perceive themselves as a group today is still deeply embedded in racism. The fact that we haven’t yet even started to confront the legacy of colonialism, which fuels our ”us” and ”them” view of the world, reveals a disturbing fact: There’s still too little inclusion and acceptance in this part

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Africa is a country: The geo-branding war

Geo-branding is a serious thing. It is particularly serious when people from other geographic areas decide to brand yourgeographical area and the people in it, the way they see fit and the way that fits their purposes. No other country, region or continent, I’d argue, suffers from other peoples’ nonsense as much as the continent of Africa. Actually, the reason why people generally and casually talk about Africa as one place is because of what Nigerian-American author C. P. Eze refers to as “their geo-branding war”.

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