If I belonged to a certain anti-immigration party in Finland, how would I use the following information to score brownie points with the voters: 700 out of 1,200 suspected drunk-driving cases in Finland are by Estonian nationals, according to tabloid Ilta-Sanomat.
Even if such a high number of Estonians were caught driving under the influence of alcohol during the first half of the year – 60% of all DUI cases by foreigners – you don’t hear any politicians demanding that Estonians should be barred from driving in Finland.
Remember a A-Studio documentary that insinuated that the “high” amount of rape convictions in Finland were by immigrants who came from war zones? YLE based its claim on 25 convictions during the first five months of the year!
Why isn’t anyone labelling Estonians with the same enthusiasm as the A-Studio documentary if we are speaking of a much higher 700 suspected DUI cases?
The answer is obvious: Estonians are white, certain non-EU immigrants in Finland aren’t.