Posts Tagged: migrants

“Justice was served” with the 9.5-year prison sentence for brutally attacking a Pakistani migrant in February

The wife of the Pakistani migrant, whose husband was  brutally attacked by three Finnish white youths in February, is satisfied with the 9.5 year prison sentence handed by a Vantaa court Friday. The three youths were sentenced for attempted murder. 

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Pressiklubi gives simplistic, apologetic view on how the Finnish media is “more balanced” today when writing about non-white Finns

It is surprising to hear how some politicians and journalists continue to have simplistic and apologetic views of racism and bigotry in this country. If YLE’s Päivi Happonen and Atte Kaleva’s words are to be believed on Pressiklubi, the Finnish media has finally woken up and writes more balanced stories about migrants and minorities that live in Finland. 

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UPDATE: Helsinki Times: Pakistani stabbed several times in the Finnish city of Vantaa

A Pakistani was stabbed several times on Friday night in Vantaa, according to Helsinki Times. The victim is 37 and the father of a four-year-old child. 

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The city of Kaajani, Finland, should do more to make migrants feel safe and welcome

Kaajani is a city of 37,304 people located 560 kilometers north of Helsinki. An African resident whom Migrant Tales spoke to said that she doesn’t feel safe walking alone at certain times of the day in Kajaani.

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Migrants’ Rights Network: Why we should teach migration in schools

Many migrant children feel excluded by their peers and silently endure prejudices, racism, bullying and discrimination. These cruel violations have the power to lock a child’s full potential away.

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Facebook Zimema Mhone: Clarification on why “I am cheaper”

Migrant Tales insight: Zimema Mhone has done some stories for us and he now posted something on Facebook that too many foreigners and minorities face in Finland. Did you know that nationally in 2014 foreigners earned 27.3% less at 21,479 euros/year compared with 29,550 euros, according to Pasi Saukkonen. In Helsinki, the gap was even higher

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One of the things I dislike most about what politicians say about racism

When politicians claim that hard economic times explain why there’s a spike in racism, why people are racist, it is nothing more than an excuse to approve racist behavior. They approve such behavior because they don’t have any issues with their voters venting their hostility towards migrants and minorities. 

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Helsingin Sanomat survey on migrants reveals expectations that adaption in Finland is and will be a one-way process

Finland’s largest daily, Helsingin Sanomat, published a survey Friday about the minimum requirements that foreigners should adapt to if living here. Seventy-seven percent fully agreed that white Finns should be able to shake hands with both sexes. The survey showed as well that 52% were against women’s-only swimming hours and that 37% felt that one should bathe naked in the sauna. 

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