Finland’s Nobel Prize in economics, Bengt Holmström, said that white Finns must not share power and privileges with migrants and their children. In other words, they should get lower salaries social security benefits – are you ready for this?! – so that it does not irritate Finns.
Isn’t it sad to note how the Finnish media now discovers that migrants get paid less and have lower social security benefits than Finns? Some, even union leaders like Sture Fjäder of Akava, go as far to state that unskilled migrants should get paid less. He later apologized for such a statement but won a confidence vote to keep his job.
Relentless to bolster white USAmerican power and privileges, President Donald Trump announced the he will end with an executive order birthright citizenship, which is also known as jus soli, or “right of the soil,” guaranteed in the Fourteenth Amendment. Looking at Trump’s record and hostility against Hispanics, migrants, Muslims and other non-white minorities, it is clear that the US president is playing with fire.
Migrant Tales insight: We got an email from a reader who was worried about the fate of her partner, who is a Russian-speaking Estonian with Finnish citizenship. He has been detained since 11.10.2018 but still has not been charged with any crime. The woman doesn’t know what will happen and her partner’s lawyer has made it clear that she has still not been made aware of the nature of the case. How long can the Finnish police hold someone without any charges?
Recently we have seen the consequences of hatred towards minorities in the United States: The cold-blooded shooting of an alt-right suspect that attacked a synagogue killing 11 people in Pittsburgh, the killing of two African Americans in Louisville, and mail bombs sent to Democrats and liberals who oppose President Donald Trump.
Bengt Holmström is a Finnish economist who received the Nobel Prize in economics in 2016. What he may know about economics does not mirror his knowledge of Nordic values such as social equality and especially how migrants and minorities live in Finland.
In Finland, there are many ways how white people and their institutions discriminate against people of color, migrants and minorities in general. Since all forms of discrimination are highly adaptive, they can also effectively disguise their racism, bigotry, and prejudices.
Maija Vilkkumaa viittaa Timo Soiniin. “Mut voisko tässä olla joku tällanen, että mä muistan, kun puhuttiin, kun perussuomalaiset otettiin hallitukseen, ja sitte, että vähän…osaks joo – okei, heillä oli niinku kovahko suosio vaaleissa -, mut sit siin oli myös just semmonen, et meidän pitää nyt sitten antaa heidän tehdä omat virheensä ja sillä seurauksella, että…
Sanna Ukkola, a YLE journalist married to Matias Turkkila, the editor of the xenophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party publication Suomen Uutiset, not only exposes in a column colorblind racism* and white fragility, but wider issues about Finnish society on racism, ethnicity, and identity.
Migrant Tales applauds the sentencing by the Helsinki District Court on Thursday of Ilja Janitski, the founder of the xenophobic website MV-lehti and Uber Uutiset, on 16 criminal charges. Janitski was handed a twenty-two-month prison sentence and with two others found guilty, was ordered to pay the biggest share of damages amounting to 136,000 euros.