Posts Tagged: discrimination

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Transcending labels imposed upon us

“Our lives are about transcending the labels that people impose upon us.” Ibrahim Khan 

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Exposing racism in Finland: Expectations versus reality of the practical nurse student

Migrant Tales recently published a story about how racism and discrimination occur at a large Helsinki company that hires practical nurses. One of the biggest challenges to tackle racism and discrimination is to acknowledge it. Denial of such social ills is the best cover that racism and discrimination have to maintain the toxic status quo.

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BOX STORY: Key figures on migrants in the Finnish labor market

If there is discrimination in the Finnish labor market, how can we measure it? What do the facts below about migrants in the Finnish labor market tell us? This box story is part of a larger feature on migrant employment called, How systemic racism and discrimination works in the Finnish workplace.

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أجنبي، عاطل عن العمل ومستبعد من سوق العمل على الرغم من الطلاقة في اللغة الفنلندية

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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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If YLE has exposed discrimination against dual nationals in the defense forces why don’t they call it institutional racism?

Why isn’t the national media or any other NGO in Finland calling out YLE’s scoop about how the defense forces and ministry of defense could be in violation of our constitution and a good example of how institutional racism works in Finland?

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Restrictions by the defense forces on dual nationals is discriminatory and should be forcefully rejected

Should it surprise us that a member of an anti-immigration party like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* is suspicious of dual citizens? Add to the latter that the person who is suspicious is Defense Minister Jussi Niinistö, who is known for his past far-right sympathies.

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