Posts Tagged: structural racism

Ali’s journey back to Finland: “How long before I can be by my beloved wife’s side?”

If you had the opportunity ever to know Ali, one of the first things you’d know is his arduous journey from Finland to Iraq and hopefully back. During the roughly three years lived in Finland, the Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) to tell him that he isn’t wanted here. This is his situation today: Ali left

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Kotoutuminen* #2: A tool of white fragility to rule you

Migrant Tales launches a new series called kotoutuminen, or integration. Readers are encouraged to send their personal experiences, comments on integration programs, and policies. Send your comments and observations to editor@migranttales.net KOTOUTUMINEN #2 Kotoutuminen, or integration, functions in many ways like white fragility. It is a weapon and tool to subjugate newcomers and migrants who

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Kotoutuminen* #1: A good synonym for kotoutuminen is too many times the reinforcement of structural racism

Migrant Tales launches a new series called kotoutuminen, or integration. Readers are encouraged to send their personal experiences, comments on integration programs, and policies. Send your comments and observations to editor@migranttales.net KOTOUTUMINEN #1 A suitable synonym for kotoutuminen is structural racism. In the process of integrating into Finnish society, newcomers are rarely taught the racism

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Instead of just being against racism why not take on the real culprit: structural racism in the Finnish police

Thank you for the video but where is the black police officer, the Muslim police wearing hijab like in the UK? Does the Finnish police service reflect the cultural and ethnic mix of the communities they serve? The Finnish police service is big on gender equality but lags far behind in cultural diversity. 

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Naming and shaming Finland into action

Parties that use racism and xenophobia to attract voters play a dangerous game. It’s like having a rapid dog on a short leash that some are interested to see. What those parties don’t want to know is that the rapid dog can bite back at its supposed owner, and hard.

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Tuomas Enbuske says he doesn’t like the term Islamophobia because he considers himself to be one

Did anyone watch Friday’s Pressiklubi with writer Jari Tervo, Left Alliance MP Silvia Modig and Tuomas Enbuske? Tervo shun with his comments against racism while Enbuske was a flop.   The host, Ruben Stiller, asked all three guests if the’ve ever felt fear or uncomfortable around foreigners. See full program (in Finnish) here. Enbuske has hosted twice extremist

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