Posts Tagged: Stereotyping Mexicans

PS candidate shows video of “lazy” migrant but does not know how many of them live in Finland

Jari Ronkainen is a candidate from the town of Hollola near Lahti in the April parliamentary elections. Should it surprise us that he his a member of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party? In a campaign video he divides migrants in two groups: those that integrate and those that don’t. Migrant Tales got in touch with the candidate by phone. Are you

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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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