Posts Tagged: Finland

Migrant Tales Literary: Words are overrated

By Suva Words resonate distinctly affecting the dichotomous semblance that we face in our assumptions, in our perceptions that we get triggered most often by getting the signal that misleads the essence of what is displayed hereon. Someone said earlier that- in the beginning is the word – possibly can be replaced with- in the

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Part I: Racism causes trauma and mental suffering

Maailman Kuvalehti, a periodical which often takes up issues of xenophobia and racism in Finland more bravely than the mainstream media, cited the article Häpeää, itsesyytöksiä, masennusta – toistuvan rasismin vaikutukset mielenterveyteen voivat olla vakavat (Shame, self-blame, and depression – continuous racism encounter impact on mental wellbeing can be severe). Dated April 24th to a study by Robert T. Carter (University of Columbia), it stated that day-to-day exclusion encounters cause mental depression and symptoms similar to war trauma. Read the article here.

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