Posts Tagged: Russophobia

Johan Bäckman and Jussi Halla-aho: Two public figures that are hated differently by the Finnish media

Below are two public figures that are treated differently by the Finnish media. On the left is Johan Bäckman, who gets a rough ride from the national media for his pro-Russian stances, while Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MEP Jussi Halla-aho gets a more benign reception even if he has the dubious honor being Finland’s number one racist.

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Finnish whiteness, Russophobia, anti-immigration and our ever-growing cultural diversity

One matter that became clear in Sunday’s parliamentary elections is how polarized Finland is. On the one hand anti-immigration and Finnish whiteness was heard loud and clear, while two new non-white Finns were elected to parliament: Social Democrat Nasima Razmyar and Ozan Yanar of the Greens. If there is good news to emerge from these elections, it’s Razmyar

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