Who says that writing cannot change matters? Migrant Tales published on Monday a story about a single mother who moved out of Mikkeli with her child because of the racist harassment at school. The story was picked up by Länsi-Savossa, Itä-Savossa, Peruopetuksessa and commented widely in different national chat forums.
Read whole story here.
On Friday Länsi-Savo wrote an interview with Maaret Deufel-Kirjalainen, Mikkeli’s school immigrant coordinator.
Deufel-Kirjalainen said that the single mother and her boy are not the only immigrant children who may possibly have moved out of Mikkeli because of racist harassment and bullying at school.
She said that these types of racist attitudes are learned at home.