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The simultaneous emergence of the extreme right and the challenging refugee situation worries and frustrates researchers. The far-right and jihadist movements reinforce one another, but the vicious circle also feeds on the inhumane actions in our everyday environment, starting with tacky headlines. “In the past decade, the threshold for what you can say in public has dropped dramatically,” says sociologist and communications researcher Karin Creutz. “Hate speech has become pervasive, especially in social media."
Why is racism springing up? | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

“We claim to understand the principle of equality, but our words and behaviour say otherwise,” says researcher Karin Creutz.