Sodan uhreilla tehdään politiikkaa

Venäjän hyökkäyksen Ukrainaan aiheuttama shokki ja lamaannus vaihtui nopeasti avustustoiminnaksi. Meidän on tehtävä kaikkemme auttaaksemme sotien uhreja. Ukrainan pakolaisten auttaminen jatkuu, mutta samalla sodalla ja sen uhreilla on alettu tehdä politiikkaa. Nyt on korkea aika kyseenalaistaa Perussuomalaisten rasistinen viesti. Näin kirjoittaa Tuija Saresma.

Dismantling Antiblackness in Finnish Higher Education (Call to Action)

In this post, RASTER.FI publishes the call to action ”Dismantling Antiblackness in Finnish Universities”. The document, written collectively by members of the Finnish academic community, describes the problematic persistance of Antiblackness in Finland’s university system, indicates anti-racist actions to improve students’ experience in university, and recommends textual and audiovisual resources for further reading and learning.

Experiences of racism need to be voiced without threats of negative sanctions

”It is the task of security institutions, but also the Finnish society more generally, to contribute to a respectful atmosphere, where Black, Brown and other racialised minority persons can voice their experiences of racism and unequal treatment without being threatened by legal procedures or other similar negative consequences.” – collective statement in support of Dr. Faith Mkwesha.