Posts Tagged: Hanna Mäntylä

Defining white Finnish privilege #22: From racist, fascist to politician without memory

We saw a lot of white Finnish privilege during the April parliamentary elections and government talks, which include the anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party. If lowly things like turncoat politics and chicanery, racism and white Finnish privilege would have a smell, that stench would knock you off your feet right now.  The new speaker of parliament,

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Thursday’s A-studio: How the Finnish media and politicians paint immigrants with a single brush

I almost fell off my seat when I watched A-studio Thursday. Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Hanna Mäntylä justified the ongoing victimization and labeling of Finland’s small migrant community. She said this was fine because some white Finns are poor.  “We have in effect people who live and are on the verge of suffering from hunger because

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