Posts Tagged: Finns with international backgrounds

Demand your right to be a Finn on your own cultural and ethnic terms

One of my biggest problems in understanding institutional racism in Finland was that I accepted being a member of such a social ill. Even if I had every right to claim Finnish identity from my mother’s side, I did not do so because I reinforced with my silence the stereotypical and even racist views that some Finns held about non-Finns.

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