Posts Tagged: segregation

QUOTE OF THE DAY Khadidiatou Sylla: Success and hatred

Khadidiatou Sylla gave a talk at Turin’s Casarcobaleno this month together with Mor Ndaiye about life in Italy. There was a lot of intersectionality that came out  in her talk: being black, being a woman, third culture, West African, Italian cultural and ethnic diversity, among others. Education and labor markets in Europe are highly racialized

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Would Martin Luther King Jr. defined his scorn for white moderates as “tolkun ihmiset?”

There’s been a lot of debate about the so-called tolkun ihminen in Finland to help politicians and public officials to do little to nothing to challenge racism and discrimination in Finland. Migrant Tales has defined the concept and context of tolkun ihminen when disgraced President Richard Nixon praised the silent majority of a small Oklahoma town called Muskogee. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: A good one about cultural appropriation

“That blackness on your face it will come off, won’t it? You wipe that blackness off, and they’ll treat you like a man. We black, in a white man’s country, it ain’t nothing we can do about it. If you don’t understand that you don’t understand nothing.” John Marriott in Black like me (1964)*  

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