Posts Tagged: discrimination

White Finnish privilege #54: Disguising your racism, bigotry, and prejudices effectively

In Finland, there are many ways how white people and their institutions discriminate against people of color, migrants and minorities in general. Since all forms of discrimination are highly adaptive, they can also effectively disguise their racism, bigotry, and prejudices. 

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Blue Reform’s Sampo Terho of Finland and his politically ambidextrous misbeliefs

Blue Reform* minister for European affairs, culture and sports, Sampo Terho is politically ambidextrous: He can say one thing and state a totally different thing. It is like coming out of the closet and going back in. The opportunism in such ambidextrous behavior is believing that others don’t notice. And we do.   In the statement

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Blue Reform MP Simon Elo: Let’s make discrimination official in Finland

Even if the Blue Reform*, which is an offshoot of the Islamophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS), wants to change the constitution so that non-Finnish citizens would get paid less social welfare than Finnish citizens, the suggestion by MP Simon Elo exposes to the tee the racism of his party and hatred of migrants.  Blue Reform, like the

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Dutch foreign minister offers excuses for racism and “failures of multiculturalism”

The interview below with Dutch foreign minister, Stef Blok, is another prime example of why racism, bigotry, and discrimination continue to list high on the European shame board. The interview, where Blok tells us how “multiculturalism has failed,” reveals another excuse why racism is deeply ingrained in Europe. . 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Tightening of immigration laws in Finland and the exploitation of migrants

The near-constant negative labelling of visible migrants like Muslims and minorities by too many Finnish politicians and society has not only weakened their civil rights as Amnesty International pointed out, but led to their exploitation by dishonest and greedy employers that promise them a job and a ticket to a residence permit. 

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Exposing white Finnish privilege #51: The police are the defenders of white power and privilege

Ask Finland’s Romany minority If you want to understand how the Finnish police service reinforces and defends white power and privilege. I did this recently, and the answers did not surprise me.  According to a member of the Roma community, the Finnish police play down discrimination, especially if it involves a member of that minority

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Asylum seeker Ibrahim has applied to hundreds of jobs in Finland without luck

Most of our perceptions of visible migrants and minorities are erroneous and an outright lie. Remember when Perussuomalaiset* party secretary, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, labelled all refugees in 2015, including countries like Syria, as  economic migrants and welfare shoppers?

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Camtu Suhonen: Women in Academic Careers

Discrimination against women who are advancing their career is a breaking down the rule of equality. Men and women are created equal. All the rights, treatment and opportunity that a man has should also be even to women who are pursuing careers of any sort. It will be called unfair, biased and not just when it comes to women.

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