Swedes love their chocolate balls but for decades they were referred to as "negerbollar" which translated to english becomes "negro balls". In the Swedish south there is this little town called Sjobo where they have quite a few racist hillbillies. At the café in Sjobo the following took place last year..
Stockholm - A baker's shop in Sweden has been reported for racial discrimination for selling a popular sweet by its traditional Swedish name - Negro ball.The Swedish news agency TT said a customer at the bakery in the southern town of Sjobo had reported the shop to the ethnic discrimination ombudsman after several complaints to staff failed to get a change in the pastry's name.
Was the owner impressed? No...
But bakery owner Agneta Andersson did not see a problem."I can't understand it. If a pastry is named after you, you ought to be glad. We've had pitch-black negroes in here who didn't complain," Andersson said.
The whole story reminds a little bit of things like this or this but we are talking Sweden in 2003 for Christ's sake!
Friday, January 07, 2005
Posted by Uncle Sammy at 6:04 pm