Posts Tagged: Racism

QUOTE OF THE DAY: In Finland whiteness calls the shots

Migrant Tales has written about this before:  “In Finland, whiteness is so ingrained in the psyche of the nation that children of color hide from the sun in summer because it tans their skin. They understand better than anyone else that the darker their skin the more their classmates will turn their backs on them.

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Finland knows that it is in demographic hot water but leaves its future woes to chance

A new forecast by Statistics Finland tells us what we’ve known for a long time: We are in demographic hot water and our population will start to shrink and get older, according to YLE News. Net immigration will maintain present population levels at 5.6 million until 2035, but will decline to 5.5 million in the 2050s. 

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White Finnish nationalism and racism reveal themselves on Father’s Day

Today people of all backgrounds celebrated Father’s Day in Finland. A Johannes Sipola, who is the chairperson for Lapland of the anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Youth, had another opinion and tweeted: “A happy Father’s day to all white fathers.” It’s incredible to what lengths and ignorance some will dive in order get attention. Sipola is a good example

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The PS and Blue Reform of Finland are an aberration and should be voted out in 2019

I have never believed or trusted the Perussuomalaiset (PS),* even if some were willing to give them the benefit of the doubt after their historic win in the 2011 parliamentary elections. Some claimed that it would only be a matter of time when they imploded. The implosion of the party happened in June 2017, or six

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Challenging Finland’s racism problem:Raise your voice, trust yourself, and don’t succumb to fear and self-censorship

When I moved to Finland over forty years ago, there were only about 10,000 foreigners living in the country. The biggest national group were the Swedes, who were mostly Finns who had become naturalized citizens of that country. One of the questions we asked back then was about the level of racism in Finland. 

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Laura Huhtasaari: The Perussuomalaiset MP with the sinister kindergarten-teacher smile

With parliamentary elections in April, Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Vice President Laura Huhtasaari is busily fear-mongering us about how Finland is losing its identity and how Islam is on track of taking over Europe. 

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Twitter (Dr. Faith Mkwesha): The n-word costs 60 euros

Migrant Tales insight: How much do the Finnish court take seriously racist harassment and hate speech? From the case below, it appears that yelling the n-word to a woman by two young white Finns will get a light tap on the hand. 

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Sensationalist stories in Finland about migrants based on exaggeration and lies

Ever wondered what happened to those rape stories in the Finnish media? Below, you will find one with a provocative headline that strikes fear (and attracts potential advertisers): “A shocking figure from the beginning of the year: Rape crime grew by over 400% in Turku compared previously.”

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