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Finnish President, Halonen blames increased Racism in the country on globalisation.

Monday, 05 December 2011
Finnish President, Tarja Halonen says the increased incidence of racist comments in Finland is a symptom of the dark side of worldwide globalisation.

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Speaking to Finnish television,  Yle on Sunday, she said intolerance grew from unjust experiences that racism could not solve. The President reminded Finns that the language and practice of intolerance fed unwanted phenomena. But she noted this was a problem facing many nations such as France, Holland the United States, for example.

She called on opinion makers such as journalists, politicians, the clergy and teachers to break the chain of hate speech.
“Everyone should share responsibility as this was not an issue that could be delegated to others even via the ballot box,” she observed.
News source: Yle


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