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Is Suomalaisuuden liitto a narrow-minded, hate-mongering, one-sided association that spreads hatred of minorities?

Perussuomalaiset (PS) Euro MP Sampo Terho, who is also the chairman of Association of Finnish Culture and Identity (Suomalaisuuden liitto), claims in a recent blog entry that his association has been the target of vicious attacks by the media, which have accused it of being narrow-minded,  hate-mongering, one-sided association that spreads hatred of minorities. Surisingly, Terho

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Comment: Finland & Cultural Diversity 2013

This year’s Finland & Cultural Diversity 2013 report by Migrant Tales reveals something that we’ve known all along but had difficulty challenging: Accepting others who are different from us as equals.  This is unfortunate considering that we have all the legal means to do so. Our Constitution guarantees cultural diversity and sees discrimination as a crime.

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Finland & Cultural Diversity 2013

Compared with the previous two years, 2013 will be remembered as business as usual on the intolerance front. A positive sign, however, is the reaction of some of the Finnish media to racism. Even so, the media in this country continues to give some racists inflated respectability and importance by spreading their prejudice.    The reaction

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Finland & Cultural Diversity 2013 will be published on December 28

Finland & Cultural Diversity 2013 will be published Saturday. The review of the year will look at cultural diversity and intolerance in Finland.  Read previous reports from 2012 and 2011. News published by the media this year reveals that 2013 was worse than 2012. Taking into account that an anti-immigration party like the Perussuomalaiset must

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Migrant Tales’ Christmas wish list

Today, on Christmas Day, Migrant Tales wishes the following: A Finland with no racism A Finland where intolerance is shameful A Finland with no hate A Finland that encourages mutual acceptance …mutual respect and equal opportunities for all A Finland that is inclusive A Finland that finds its strength through solidarity, not fear Peace   Source:

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Migrant Tales (March 21, 2013): Some immigrants adapt so well to Finland that they even parrot the language of the racist

Intolerance doesn’t only originate from the majority group, but is alive and kicking among some immigrants as well. White immigrants may have prejudices against their fellow black ones, gays against heterosexuals, religion x against religion y.  In sum, there’s a lot of intolerance promoted out there that reveals itself in the most surprising places.  Read

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Migrant Tales Literary: Roxana Crisólogo Correa – aquí no se escucha cumbia

  Roxana Crisólogo Correa me regaló dos libros de poesías que publicó. Lleva un blog que tiene el mismo nombre que la poesía de abajo. Su coraje, siempre despierta sensibilidad y sentido de justicia siempre están presentes en sus poesías. ____________________________ aquí no se escucha cumbia aquí no se escucha nada y cada paso de

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Migrant Tales (July 21, 2012): Somali-Finn Abdulah -living in no-man’s land (Part 2)

When Abdulah*, 30, talks to you about his twenty-two years in Finland, one of the first questions that arises is how has so much suffering escaped our attention. For Abdulah, acceptance isn’t only virtually impossible from white Finns, but can be  just as hard to get from the Somali community. “I have decided to live

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Press Statement: Malicious prank against Migrant Tales

MIGRANT TALES STATEMENT December 16, 2013 The Migrant Tales blog was the victim of a malicious prank over the weekend by a group of users from Hommaforum, an anti-immigration forum notorious in Finland for its promotion of anti-immigration sentiment. A story sent to us anonymously was in fact a bogus story intended to cast doubt

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When will we pass to anti-racism phase two in Finland?

Some will agree that Finland is decades behind other countries when it comes to challenging racism. But there is good news: The rise of an anti-immigration and especially anti-Islam party in 2011, the Perussuomalaiset (PS), is a sign that we’re moving forward to phase two. Phase one is when most of the efforts of a

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Revista Fennia: ¿Queremos solamente “súperinmigrantes” en Finlandia?

:: Enrique Tessieri :: Al igual que la la Bella Durmiente que se durmió en la esperanza de despertarse con un beso del príncipe azul, los finlandeses  esperan recibir sólo inmigrantes de lujo, inmigrantes comunes no les interesan. Pueden leer la nota en la Revista Fennia aquí. Podría algún partido político o algún político prohibir

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