QUOTE OF THE DAY: In Finland whiteness calls the shots

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales has written about this before: 

“In Finland, whiteness is so ingrained in the psyche of the nation that children of color hide from the sun in summer because it tans their skin. They understand better than anyone else that the darker their skin the more their classmates will turn their backs on them. It is a case of hostile Othering.”

Finland’s Roma minority will tell you about the hostility and discrimination when you are not white. Photo: Enrique Tessieri