Posts Tagged: Cultural diversity

Muhammed Shire and Johanna Ennser-Kananen: “Your Finnish is not good enough” and other myths migrants face on the job market

If you are a migrant who has applied for educational programs or jobs, chances are that you have heard some of the following myths. In this article, we debunk them by explaining their racist nature.

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Nativist nationalist anti-cultural diversity politician Sampo Terho named as Finland’s minister of culture, sport and European issues

What kind of message does the appointment of Perussuomalaiset (PS)* parliamentary group leader Sampo Terho to minster of culture, sport and European issues send? Does it strengthen our Nordic welfare state values or does it drive a wedge between us? We are naming a person who is hostile to cultural diversity and sees the EU as a threat as minister.

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Helsinki Times: A rebuttal to Ville Tavio

An op-ed piece published by the Helsinki Times on April 11 by Finns Party (PS) MP Ville Taavio is a good example of why migrants, minorities and sensible Finns should react and be concerned about the type of country some politicians want to steer Finland towards becoming.

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Foreigner, jobless and excluded from the job market despite fluency in Finnish language

How well must I speak Finnish in order to land a job? That question, even if it hounds many of us, is a very topical question that leads us to other ones that expose the culprit of discrimination. Like most matters in Finland that deal with discrimination and racism, the burden of proof falls on the

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In twenty years the Finnish Sports Gala still portrays an all-white image that remains stuck in an ethnic time warp

How many visible minorities do you see in the picture below of the recent award committee of the Finnish Sports Gala? In the picture below lies the heart of the failure of integration policies in Finland for the last 20 years: All of the people in the picture are white!

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Defining white Finnish privilege #32: The white Finnish police service and “them”

If there is an institution that is the epitome of white Finnish privilege that is doing everything possible to hinder cultural and ethnic diversity among its ranks, that institution is the Finnish police service.

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SUPO, the Finnish Immigration Service and the police service reveal that we are today a country that even fears its own shadow

One of the matters that surprised me a lot when I visited my grandparents in Finland when I lived in Southern California was how they saw black people. The way my grandfather saw black people was so negative and surprising that I still remember like a diehard stain.

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[Finland 100 series: What is “Finnish-ness”?] Interview with Enrique: journalist, sociologist, and editor at Migrant Tales

The Hieno! is the official partner of the Finland 100 independence programme:What is “Finnish-ness”?  led by the Prime Minister’s Office. Today we have the huge privilege of having Enrique Tessieri as our second interviewee. You can read the original interview here. Enrique Tessieri is a journalist and sociologist who writes and researches immigration topics like Finnish

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