This is one of the best African gentlemen in Helsinki. I met him at the Mosque in the City Centre. He’s been here since mid 90s. Married to a Finn female.
He is humble. He’s courteous. He works hard. And he wears his African clothes.
They look like Somalis. They think like Finns. The boy in the top photo is 19 year-old. He’s been in Finland for 3 years. The other young lad (bottom photo) was born in Helsinki. He speaks Somali proficiently. Nevertheless, he is fluent in Finnish.
They have lost their identity.
First they laugh at them; then they fight with them; then they do not see them.
These nice Roma (Gypsy) people become faceless in the eyes of the Finns. No-one sees them anymore.
Look at their eyes. They’re delightful.
Go to the opposite direction — respect these people for the sake of humanity. We do not know their stories. The best we can do is respect them.