Posts Tagged: hate crime

Why aren’t we hearing the opinion of the parents concerning the beating of a 10-year-old Muslim girl in Finland?

The tragic picture of a 10-year-old girl below covered in blood kicked unconscious by her white Finnish classmates, raises a lot of interesting questions: One of these is why we’re not hearing what the victim’s parents have to say? 

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Two Police statements, two different views on the racialization of crime

What happens when a crime happens? Which groups get singled out and what is the age limit for labelling them? 

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UPDATED: Muslim girl beaten unconsious by fellow children in the Finnish city of Espoo

A ten-year-old Muslim girl was beaten unconscious in Espoo, according to MTV. The picture of the victim was posted on Instagram, according to sources that contacted Migrant Tales.

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Statement Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland: Two reports that should worry us

This week Finland got cold water thrown at it from two reports that reveal hate crime and Afrophobia are serious problems. One may rightfully ask how a country like Finland, which claims to have one of the best education systems in the world, can do so little to stop such hatred.

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Police Uiversity College: Hate crimes rise in 2017 by 8% to 1,165 cases on year

Hate crimes* that were reported to the police in Finland during 2017 rose by 7.97% to 1,165 cases compared with 1,079 cases the previous year, according to the Finnish Police University College.  

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European Agency of Fundamental Rights: Finland has the most racial harassment cases against PAD of 12 EU countries surveyed

A new study by the European Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals that a third of people of African descent (PAD) surveyed have experienced racial harassment in the last five years. That’s not all: Perceived racist harassment was highest in Finland (63%) and least prevalent in Malta 20% (see chart below).

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Anti-Hate Crime Organisation Finland: Who and why we are

Even if the NGO Anti-Hate Crime Organisation (Suomen viharikosvastainen yhdistys ry) was founded on September 8 and registered on October 3 by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), our association was spreading its first roots on February 23.

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Exposing white Finnish privilege #52: Having no privilege is dangerous

A report commissioned by the Finnish ministry of the interior revealed that migrants are 2.5 times more likely than white Finns to be assaulted, reports YLE News.  Another study published in 2014 by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), showed that first-generation immigrants at school are more likely to experience bullying, physical threats and sexual

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