CORRECTED: Poll: 15% of white Finns see blacks as “inferior”

by , under Enrique Tessieri

A poll commissioned by newsmagazine Suomen Kuvalehti shows that 15%* of those Finns polled believed that blacks don’t have the same abilities as white Europeans. Moreover, about the same amount (13%) who were polled believed that white Europeans should not mix with non-white Europeans due to a fear that the former group is in danger of becoming extinct. 

About half of Perussuomalaiset (PS)* supporters believed, however, that blacks are “inferior.”

In an earlier story, Migrant Tales commented on the picture that Suomen Kuvalehti used for the story, which promoted stereotypes about Muslims and migrants.

Over one fifth of those polled believed that there were different races. Over half of those polled in this group housed racist ideas, according to Suomen Kuvalehti.

Two fifths of those polled believed that humans weren’t divided into racial groups.

The party with the most negative attitudes towards cultural diversity and immigration were none other than members of the PS.*

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Suomen Kuvalehti writes that already in 1950 Unesco recommended that concept of race should not be taught at schools any longer. In Finland, however, such concepts were not only taught at school in the 1960s but that Europeans were hardworking and intelligent compared with Africans, who were childish, happy and carefree.

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Up to the 1970s school children were taught that the word “n” stands for “n-word” and that no matter how much an n-word washes his face it doesn’t whiten.

When asked which kinds of immigrants those polled see “very desirable” or “quite desirable,” the Swedes (86%) and Germans (86%) came up on top followed by USAmericans (83%), Estonians (73%), Chinese (65%) and Thais (65%)

The least desirable according to the survey were Afghanis (31%), Iraqis (29%) and Somalis (26%).

The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.

* We incorrectly reported the figure at 50% but should be 15%. Even so, about 50% of PS supporters see black people as “inferior.”

  1. D4R

    No doubt this is true. All the years that ive lived in Finland every white Finn that ive come across treated me or talked me like i was inferior. When i was young i couldnt understand their behavior that it was due to racial believes. Sometimes i got humored by the way some Finns try to teach me things that are simple already known to me, couldnt help but just humor myself. This poll just goes out to prove that if so many Finns have these racial believes that we\re inferior described as handicaps then question is will a dark colored person ever be given opportunity to to have a success in life. Its a shame that Finns have these ignorant racial believe about blacks, they could have benefited of potential black talents. Obviously Finland is living like Germany in 1940.

    • infrasoundz

      Finns’ plan is as follows:
      we take immigrants here okay. Then we sit at the offices and conttrol things. Immigrants do the work and earn much less than me – sitting here at the office and lecturing them how to breath correctly. When I get old and helpless – same immigrants which I hated openly through all my life will wipe shit out of my pants saying thankyou to me for having the job. Because I’m the Finn.
      They just cannot comprehend that this situation is not possible. And as this noble plan of theirs is not quite working – they get even more angry. Noone will ever try and like a person who acts like a total hypocrite prick most of the time.
      And noone sane will ever try to become such a prick in order to dissolve into the Great and Noble Community Of Finns. Sorry for my language. But, hej, who bloody cares about all this Sisu-stuff any more at all? Wake up, Noble Finns. There’s always someone to blame – is it Elop or Mamut, whoever – but it just can not be The Finn, right? Uhm…. that’s just plain stupid. Think sometimes.