Posts Tagged: Stereotyping Mexicans

Racist sign in Finland

I was pretty surprised when I bumped into this sign at the Pieksämäki Railway Station in eastern Finland. A sign like this in a country with a large Mexican or Mexican American population would create quite an outcry. Does the owner attract more customers because they may share the same stereotypic views of foreigners in general and Mexicans in particular? Why is there a “Mexican” and not a Russian “Cossack” dressed in the same demaning manner?

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