Posts Tagged: Blackface

YLE airs in September two of the most racist movies by Finnish commedians Pekka ja Pätkä

I read with surprise from Anna Pöysä’s Mafalala blog that YLE will air tomorrow Pekka ja Pätkä nekereinä (1960), which is a racist movie with blackface actors. That was one big surprise but the biggest one of them all happened on September 6 when Pekka ja Pätkä acted in their most racist movie ever called Ketjukolari (1957).

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The Finnish integration model that is doomed to fail

Ever since I moved to Finland thirty years ago, I have watched how immigration officials and their planners have attempted to deal with foreigners. When I came to Finland in the late- 1970s, there were so few outsiders living in the country that some sociologists like Heikki Waris claimed that there was no racism as

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