QUOTE OF THE DAY: Fighting racism made harder (but not impossible) in Finland

by , under Enrique Tessieri

If racism is not an idea to be debated but a social ill that we must fight, how do we challenge such cancer if the second biggest party* in parliament is racist? How do you challenge such a party that is hellbent on redefining racism and fascism to suit their aims and with the help of other mainstream parties?

You give them hell!

Some white politicians and people naively believe that there will be a Hollywood ending between the anti-racists and racists. We will kiss and end up living happily ever after. Even President Sauli Niinistö believes so. He and those white Finns who believe and hope for such an ending are what Martin Luther King Jr. warned us of the white moderates.

How some Finns fight racism by claiming they are (sic!) the silent majority. Cartoon by Ville Rantanen.

The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform has wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.

  1. black american

    Question: why come here and not to America?
    We are assholes at times however , we will beat the fuck out of a racist person for u! And if u r smart u can make it. I hate when people mistreat brown folks . We r actually very nice people. But I guess that’s how white people act we did have some crazy stories especially from the past. But they r so much better now knowing we got them hands lol !