APN podcast: Who is Finnish enough for Finland?

APN podcast: Who is Finnish enough for Finland?

Why do some people born and raised in Finland say they are others in society?

"I think it’s because of the look. Many of us who don’t look Finnish because Finnish is generally a very narrow concept, so if you don’t look Finnish – I mean skin color, hair color, maybe your eye color is different from a stereotypical Finnish, then you are asked if someone other than non-Finnish," Mona Eidone of the authors of Third Culture Kids, told the All Points North podcast.

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Eid, an educated teacher, also said that schools sometimes teach Finnish-speaking children to Finnish as a second language lessons.

"It is sometimes due to the appearance and unfortunately the name," he explained of a tiered language learning system that can have far-reaching consequences. Yle has reported on universities that discriminate against S2 students.

The podcast also examines the outcome of the longest strike in Finnish history, asks whether a fresh May Day is desirable, and the latest developments in Finland’s security policy debate behind the war in Ukraine.

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This week’s presentation was presented by Zena Iovino and Egan Richardsonby additional reporting Veronica Kontopoulou. and the sound designer was Laura Koso.

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Source: The Nordic Page


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