Posts Tagged: denial

Silence is a statement, acceptance of racism in Finland

Silence is the first thing after hate that is dangerous…silence is not the answer, hate is not the answer. Holocaust survivor There is one form of racism that stands out a lot in Finland and elsewhere: silence. Silence, if anything, is a political statement. Those who answer with silence are not only ordinary citizens but

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Migrants suffer from the Ulysses syndrome, societies from the Cyclopse syndrome

I wrote a story in Migrant Tales nine years ago about the Ulysses syndrome, an illness that affects migrants, which speaks volumes about the lives of asylum seekers in Finland and how officials and the government contribute to their misery. If the Ulysses syndrome explains the suffering of migrants what would we call a society that is indifferent to their suffering?

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