Posts Tagged: racist harassment

Finland: White teenage girls attack physically a 10-year-old and name him “n-word” and “rapist”

Isn’t it surprising how our country, where racism is supposed to be an insignificant problem, is making headlines and encouraging Finns to challenge this social ill. The latest scandal comes from a playground in Helsinki, where a ten-year-old black boy was harassed in a racist manner by teenage girls, who kicked him and called him n-word and rapist, according to Helsingin Sanomat.

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YLE: Finnish schools do too little to address racial harassment

A news story on YLE by students claims that little to no action is taken at schools to address racial harassment. At the beginning the teacher may take an interest in racist bullying but then interest wanes, according to the story.  Migrant Tales has published some personal accounts about racial harassment at Finnish schools. One common characteristic that groups

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Fighting racism in Finland the Ricky Ghansah way

Ricky Ghansah is a young African who was being harassed by a “super racist”at a Helsinki bus stop. On entering the bus, Ghansah noticed that the man had forgotten at home his wallet and bus pass. He went to the bus driver and paid the man’s ticket.  Read Facebook thread here. The man, who had

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Migrant Tales story sheds more light on a wider problem at schools in Mikkeli

Who says that writing cannot change matters? Migrant Tales published on Monday a story about a single mother who moved out of Mikkeli with her child because of the racist harassment at school. The story was picked up by Länsi-Savossa, Itä-Savossa, Peruopetuksessa and commented widely in different national chat forums.  Read whole story here. On Friday Länsi-Savo wrote an

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Is Finland in the anti-racism farm leagues?

On a recent Migrant Tales blog entry we wrote about racist harassment and bullying at schools. For some parents, the problem is so serious at some schools that the only solution is to move to another city like Helsinki, where there are more visible minorities and immigrants. Source: The Speak Out project. Why are we still in

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How do Finnish schools treat cultural diversity?

In theory, the answer is straightforward: Finnish schools should respect cultural diversity but a lot depends on the school and the principle.  If we compare how elementary and middle schools treated visible minority students in the 1990s, we hope that matters have improved since then.  But have they?  Cultural diversity in Finland up to the

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