Posts Tagged: elementary school

What Finnish school children from a small town think about racism?

During the European Action Week Against Racism (March 15-23), I had the opportunity to visit an elementary and middle school in rural Eastern Finland. The event, which was organized by the Red Cross, asked elementary and middle school students to do a posters pointing out the good and bad things about Finland. Some did short

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Sara speaks out against the racist harassment her son endured at a school in Mikkeli, Finland

What would you do if you heard that an African single mother decided to leave Mikkeli for Helsinki because her eight-year-old child was a victim of racist harassment or bullying at school? Would you just register the news and brush it conveniently under the rug and reassure yourself that these types of things don’t happen

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Visible minorities and immigrant children – be yourselves and proud of it!

A sentence can change your life.  I will share with you one of the greatest moments in my life. It happened when I was in elementary school in Los Angeles, California. My fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Dean Arnold, offered me a sentence that changed my life. He said:  “You don’t have to be like a [white] American

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