Posts Tagged: Racism

The assault that happened in Teuva against a Muslim should be treated as a hate crime

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED The mayor of Teuva Veli Nummela, the town’s newspaper Tejuka were straightforward about the attack against a Muslim in early June in the western Finnish town of Teuva. Nummela wrote in a blog about the anti-racism work done at the town’s schools. “We will evaluate these practices [anti-racism] at the beginning

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Case PS MP Juha Mäenpää: Racism, bigotry, and fascism give another blow to the Finnish parliament’s credibility

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED The Finnish parliament voted Friday not to lift Juha Mäenpää’s parliamentary immunity, which needed a five-sixths majority; 121 voted in favor and 54 against. A total of 24 MPs were absent. Those who voted against were 37 Perussuomalaiset Party MPs, 6 Center Party MPs, 5 Christian Democrat MPs, 4 National Coalition

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Bye-bye to the racist Eskimo name

The US owner of Eskimo Pie ice cream will change the product name and marketing because it is derogatory, according to CNN. Foneri Finland, the Finnish company that makes Eskimo ice cream, is expected to follow suit. “We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is

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The most “notable” members of Finland’s Islamophobic network in 2019

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED Who are the most “notable” figures of Finland’s Islamophobic network in 2019? In the list below, 13 are members of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party, 3 are National Coalition Party (NCP) members, 2 are Christian Democrats (KD), and three others are political “freelancers:” Marco de Wit, Junnes Lokka, and Tiina Wiik. The

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Two Islamophobes in a pod: Juha Mäenpää and Ano Turtiainen of Finland

MP Ano [1] Turtiainen’s tweet mocking the death of George Floyd sits together with Juha Mäenpää on Facebook. You may ask why? Mäenpää is a member of the Perussuomalaiset party* and Turtiainen was expelled. One called Muslims “an invasive species” in parliament and the other mocked in a tweet George Floyd’s death. Turtianen, like Mäenpää,

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Non-discrimination ombudsman report reinforces that racism against People of African Descent is widespread in Finland

Racism against People of African Descent in Finland occurs every day at the workplace, school, and public spaces, according to a report by the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman. The findings reinforce a study by the European Agency of Fundamental Rights that showed that perceived racist harassment of PAD respondents was the highest in Finland (63%), The report

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