Posts Tagged: racist harassment

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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Facebook: White Finnish woman hurling racist insults and a bucket of water

Migrant Tales insight: When I read Ruth Waweru-Folabit’s story on Facebook below I wondered what is going on with this country. She is a black woman from Kenya sitting with her two children aged 8 and 3 years with another woman, a white USAmerican and her two children aged 8 and five years. It happened in the Helsinki neighborhood of Herttoniemi.

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When racism in Finland becomes “normal”

Migrant Tales insight: As the politicians and media in Finland turn their backs on the ever-increasing racism in this country, there are a few brave people who don’t remain silent. A brave young woman in Lahti preferred not to remain silent at a bar as two black men were being harassed at a bar in

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Kenyan insulted by racist Finnish woman: “You’re a f***ing African woman…”

How would you feel if a total stranger starts to insult you in public? Has it ever happened to you? When something like that happens you feel that you’ve been violated and torn to little shreds.

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Finland: White teenage girls attack physically a 10-year-old and name him “n-word” and “rapist”

Isn’t it surprising how our country, where racism is supposed to be an insignificant problem, is making headlines and encouraging Finns to challenge this social ill. The latest scandal comes from a playground in Helsinki, where a ten-year-old black boy was harassed in a racist manner by teenage girls, who kicked him and called him n-word and rapist, according to Helsingin Sanomat.

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YLE: Finnish schools do too little to address racial harassment

A news story on YLE by students claims that little to no action is taken at schools to address racial harassment. At the beginning the teacher may take an interest in racist bullying but then interest wanes, according to the story.  Migrant Tales has published some personal accounts about racial harassment at Finnish schools. One common characteristic that groups

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Racist harassment of a black SVT anchorman at a hockey tournament in Turku, Finland

Sveriges Television (SVT) of Sweden anchorman David Fjäll said he would not go to Finland again to cover a hockey tournament due to the racist harassment he received in Turku from fans when he was going to interview the coach of the Swedish hockey team. One of the matters that didn’t become evident in earlier

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Fighting racism in Finland the Ricky Ghansah way

Ricky Ghansah is a young African who was being harassed by a “super racist”at a Helsinki bus stop. On entering the bus, Ghansah noticed that the man had forgotten at home his wallet and bus pass. He went to the bus driver and paid the man’s ticket.  Read Facebook thread here. The man, who had

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