Nainen löi mustaa tyttöä pussissa Turussa – (Turun Sanomat)
What’s wrong with this story? Here’s a news story about a black girl sitting with her two white Finnish friends in a bus. A white middle-aged Finnish woman approaches her and slaps her twice on the face. She then tells the black girl’s friends that they shouldn’t hang around with such a girl. Nobody on the bus said a word or raised a finger after the woman slapped the girl. Instead we read about excuses given by the reporter like the black girl was speaking too loud and that she is an adopted child. Why are these tidbits of information important? What happened to the little girl is unacceptable as was the shameful behavior of the passengers and driver, who decided to look the other way. Poor and shoddy journalism at its worse.