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Jesse Jackson: Lund party 'a racist spectacle'

TT/Rebecca Martin · 4 May 2011, 16:34

Published: 04 May 2011 16:34 GMT+02:00

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"About a week ago a racist spectacle was held at one of your most respected institutions," Jackson wrote in a letter to Swedish minister for education Jan Björklund.

Jackson urged Sweden to have the perpetrators questioned and take measures to ensure that Swedes are made aware of the brutal reality of the transatlantic slave trade and the part Sweden played in it.

It was in April that two student associations at Lund University in southern Sweden were reported for hate speech after a party featuring the sale of "slaves" complete with blackened faces and ropes around their necks.

The incident further escalated after Jallow Momodou, the member of the National Afro-Swedish Association (Afrosvenskarnas riksförbund) who reported the two affiliated student associations, became subjected to racial slurs and posters featuring his face superimposed on the image of a naked man in chains.

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) based in Brussels, later wrote an open letter to Sweden's Minister for Democracy and European Affairs Birgitta Olsson expressing its utter disgust at the incident in Lund.

The organisation requested that the Swedish government take action to identify and prosecute the perpetrators.

Kitimbwa Sabuni, chairperson of the The National Afro-Swedish Association is happy with the support from the well-known civil rights activist Jackson.

“This incident has sent shockwaves all over the world. People are surprised that there have been no consequences in Sweden,” Sabuni told Swedish daily Aftonbladet’s blog Politikerkollen.

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According to the Aftonbladet blog, the letter, which was sent by post to Sweden, has yet to reach minister for education Jan Björklund.

Björklund has so far declined to comment on the matter until he has read the missive from Jackson himself.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:03 May 4, 2011 by HYBRED
I thought it was Jesse that was the "racist specacle"? My mistake.
17:11 May 4, 2011 by Syftfel
Yes Hybred, Jesse is the racist spectacle. I hope noone, repeat noone, places any significance whatsoever to what this racial arsonist has to say. His entire raison d'etre is to look for reasons to open his toxic mouth, and look for racism , even when there is none. This incendiary race mouth has never worked a day in his life. He deserves to be totally ignored.
17:29 May 4, 2011 by Swedesmith
JJ is a professional racist. The rest are amateurs compared to him.
17:34 May 4, 2011 by Coolbreeze
@ Syftfel

Your really sound like you were descibing yourself there.
17:48 May 4, 2011 by prince T
I am happy that the true colour of sweden is been shown to influencial americans. U can call him whatever you like, when JJ gets on your case u know u are in trouble
18:08 May 4, 2011 by Roy E
Jesse Jackson? The circus is in town!

This drama-queen is the ultimate race-hustling clown.
18:08 May 4, 2011 by calebian22
The Lund incident was racism, no doubt. This doesn't make Jesse Jackson any less of the womanizing race baiting piece of trash that he is.
18:16 May 4, 2011 by HYBRED
Well said!
19:27 May 4, 2011 by helveeta
Jesse Jackson has never been respected in America or anywhere else, this means nothing. He's as racist as the KKK guy from Howard Stern show.
19:38 May 4, 2011 by swedejane
Sigh. J.J. is correct, but he's also a shakedown artist and mediawhore who typically stages these events in order to extract money from corporations or governments. However, the point is correct: this was an incredibly racist act and it is a bit weird that everyone seems to be blaming the victim in this case.
19:39 May 4, 2011 by ROCKYF
We here in the USA are sick of hearing what JJ has to say , he is a laughing stock here !!!!
20:04 May 4, 2011 by tjolahopp
Yes ladies and gentlemen. Let's ignore the fact that this Lund incident is a blatant act of racism. Instead let's focus on the fact that JJ is a racist ambulance chaser. And since ROCKYF speaks for all Americans you know that's the final word.
20:30 May 4, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
The "Slave Auction" at Lund University was a disgusting display, but the incident has become even more revolting since there has not been one politician to speak out against it. Where are you Nykamo Subuni?

Swedes are known across the globe for being passive aggressive woman. I guess certified racist should be added as one of their character qualities.
20:59 May 4, 2011 by AnEye
For one thing the auction instance must be condemned.

BUT I am sick of people pointing fingers on Sweden. Its like projecting an image of a country where racism is acceptable. One needs to see that the students conducting this acts were immature. There has been enough of criticism. I do not understand what is it that people want, may be fine to those students? or jail to those students?

The point is there is already enough of criticism and no one has retaliated. If anything every one admits that it was stupid.

Quoting Elinor Lavesson at Halland Nation

"Our party had a theme along the lines of the Lion King, the interpretation by the group of students was really stupid. They regret their actions and we plan to look over our equality policies to work to ensure that it doesn't happen again."

More we make talk about this issue more we desensitize people of gravity of the matter.

Please note that I am myself an expat and not the white one. And I have never face any racism.
21:23 May 4, 2011 by Iraniboy
There are far more instances of racism in the US. The fact that Swedes are very sensible to racism has caused this this show to become an issue. The majority of Swedes are extremely sensible to racism. It wasn't long time a go that millions of European died because of that.
21:28 May 4, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan

I have encountered plenty of racism in Sweden thus I have no idea what you are talking about.

You also said:

"More we make talk about this issue more we desensitize people of gravity of the matter."

The denial of racism is essential for it's existence.

Dr Frances Cress Welsing has stated that "white" people are inadequate around Black people since white people are not Black people. If you know this about "white" people you need know nothing else. If you do not know this about "white' people everything they do will only confuse you.

Welsing went on to suggest that "any neurotic drive for superiority," in this case, the white drive, is based on a "deep and pervading sense of inadequacy and inferiority." Welsing cited journals, diaries, and books written by whites as examples of their "initial hostility and aggression" towards people of color and particularly towards black people "who have the greatest color potential and therefore are the most envied and the most feared in genetic color competition." She added: "That whites desire to have colored skin can be seen by anyone at the very first signs of Spring or Summer when they begin to strip off their clothes, often permitting their skins to be burned severely in an attempt to add some color to their white, pale, colorless bodies, rendering themselves vulnerable to skin cancer in the process."

Welsing asserted in The Cress Theory that many whites are unable to peacefully live among or attend school with people of color because it explodes "the myth of white superiority" and forces them to face their "psychological discomfort" and "color inadequacy." She also stated that "the difficulty whites have in according 'non-whites' socio-political and economic equality stems ... from the fundamental sense of their own unequal situation in regards to their numerical inadequacy and color deficiency." To compensate for this inadequacy, Welsing judged, whites strive to maintain a superior social position and manipulate non-whites and themselves into thinking that they are a worldwide numerical majority instead of the minority. In support of this conclusion, she cited statistics indicating that birth control is rarely emphasized for whites, while a great emphasis is placed on controlling the birthrates of people of color.
21:30 May 4, 2011 by Boliche
We all make mistakes. Specially when we are young. We think things are funny when actually they are not. I am pretty sure that the guys involved did not have any hidden negative intention...however, chances are there. Anyway, we should simply ask them...I do not think this should go further. I myself I am a "black head" and I think slavery was a shame for humanity. Did I say "was"? Uppss..... I forgot I was in Brussels some years ago and saw women exposed like animals just a walking distance from the center of the city....they don t have chains around the neck but something else keeps them there (e.g. confiscated passports, threatens to their lives, etc)....What about Denmark?..many women (among them many black women...for example from Nigeria) are "sold" like slaves......Amsterdam?....Madrid?...should I continue? What about Africa......children are sold every day...they are trafficked, raped and forced into slavery, and to carry weapons...should I mention countries?....I wonder what all these people pointing to these Swedish guys are doing for that. With the experience of the past, let us focus in what is happening today. Instead of wasting our time with this case in Sweden let us focus in saving at least the life of one person who is suffering as slave now...exactly just now..and sometimes very close to where we live.
21:41 May 4, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
In reply to those who have called her theory racist, Welsing commented in the Washington Post that her philosophy is "a challenge to white behavioral scientists to help white people become comfortable with their numbers and their color, because if they become comfortable with their minority and genetic recessive status and stop getting upset about it so they're really in a posture of respecting themselves, then they can be in a posture to respect other people."
21:48 May 4, 2011 by redfish
Just to make clear, insensitivity and immaturity is not the same thing as racism (prejudice or bigotry). As far as I'm aware that describes the original incident better than racism.


Dr Frances Cress Welsing's analysis is degrading and dehumanizing towards white people, treating them as a collection of neuroses and complexes. If you want to know white people's views on things, just ask them, don't treat them like lab subjects.
22:01 May 4, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan

Your defintion for racism is wrong.

"Functional Definition Of Racism = White Supremacy = Apartheid: "Racism (white supremacy) is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined; which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action, and emotional response, as conducted, simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war); for the ultimate purpose of white genetic survival and to prevent white genetic annihilation on planet Earth - a planet upon which the vast and overwhelming majority of people are classified as nonwhite (black, brown, red and yellow) by white skinned people, and all of the nonwhite people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration) compared to the genetic recessive white skin people"
22:12 May 4, 2011 by Swedesmith
Sorry Original B.M. the actual definition is:

Definition of RACISM

1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

And you fit that definition to a T.
22:30 May 4, 2011 by Roy E
Sensible Swedes should be escorting this Jackson buffoon to the airport and sending him on his way.
22:50 May 4, 2011 by Smokebox
Sweden. He must be running out of things to cry about in the USA. Get a life.
23:03 May 4, 2011 by AnEye

Whatever you wrote quoting Dr. Welsing is absolute bullshit. I mean what he has written about sub bathing is nothing but extremely racist in itself. This is very degrading and if you agree with his opinion than I am afraid that you are extra conscious about racism towards yourself, so much so that you now think its your right to ridicule their complexion preference for themselves. I believe every one is racist to some point which is to be ignored unless it is too explicit. E.g., this particular case at nation. I am not saying that one should deny the happening of this event but just that there should be a limit to criticism when the culprits are already sorry for what they did and when we know that this was due to immaturity.

Now coming to you. I am really interested in knowing how have you been subject to racism?
23:09 May 4, 2011 by redfish
@TheOriginalBlackman ,

Actually how I use the word is how most people use the word.

Your definition of racism assumes an awful lot about the structure and nature of society which aren't necessary to believe in, and a lot of people don't.

So you for instance would assume that a white person being insensitive is more damaging than a black person being insensitive because white people belong to a "power structure" and this unconsciously affects black people in ways the white people might not be aware of. But that assumes such a thing as "white privilege" exists in the first place. Most people reject that notion. I do. I think its hogwash.

Your definition of racism, which is not the common, everyday use of the word, but which is peddled by a lot of Marxist-influenced academics hung up and obsessed with race, just serves to be divisive.
23:56 May 4, 2011 by superturbo
the racial circus continues.... please give us some interesting news instead of repeating the same thing over and over again. It's getting tiresome...
00:18 May 5, 2011 by Roger O. Thornhill
Jackson's racist act has run its course in the USA.

When he is around, watch your wallets. HIs MO is to extort money to go away.

He is an embarassment to the USA and his message of hate should be ignored.
00:23 May 5, 2011 by jackx123
total nonsense. slavery is as old as anything AND they were not only black, romans had them and arabs have them even today.

If a white person blackens his/her face the resembling features DOES NOT point to JJ like people but more like the sub-continent. did we hear anything from India??

00:43 May 5, 2011 by Camlon
So making fun of the slave trade is not racists, but being against immigration is? Sweden makes no sense to me.
00:49 May 5, 2011 by lylah
STOP!!!!!! seriously...
01:05 May 5, 2011 by Roy E

He also fits the profile of someone obsessed with overcompensating for a world class inferiority complex.

...to a 'T'
01:17 May 5, 2011 by rise
White hates black; black hates white, white hates white, yellow hates white, black hates black; humans hate humans - what else is new? That's life among people and nothing is going to change that during our lifetime.
03:55 May 5, 2011 by Swedesmith
@ rise Actually, I think you are wrong. I see a lot of difference in how the young people view race as not a big deal.

Personally, I'm with superturbo: the whole race thing gets very tiresome.
04:20 May 5, 2011 by MichiganLady
Sure racist acts still occur in the U.S. But what you would never see here (in the U.S.) is so many people rush to the defense of the stupid racist act, simultaneously screaming that the offended are "over-reacting". I don't believe all or most of Sweden is racist, but this incident sure has exposed the ridiculous defensiveness of the ones who are.

Claiming that slavery has happened in all parts of the world is a totally irrelevant attempt to justify de-humanizing blackface and mocking victims of slavery.

But that tirade that "Swedes have the right to be proud of being Swedish" is a bizarre defense insulting to all Swedes, equating the subjugation of others with national pride. That one takes the ridiculous prize.
06:54 May 5, 2011 by Tdye
Dear Sweden,

Please accept our apologizes for this idiot...we dont like him either..seems his "everyone is a racist" propaganda isn't getting the results he felt he needed here in the States, so now he is yall's problem...

P.S. we dont want him back''

Thank you (Tack)

07:04 May 5, 2011 by Tdye
“This incident has sent shockwaves all over the world. People are surprised that there have been no consequences in Sweden,”

Actually, I watch the news everyday and ths is the first i have heard of this, if it wasn't for this website i would have never heard it, and American Media LOVES a good racist story..so i would gather that the above quote may be a bit inflated

no doubt written by J.J himself
08:06 May 5, 2011 by HYBRED
There are extremely few that would support what these kids in Lund did. But it is not like it was a KKK rally with burning cross's and real hangings either.

There are probably no two people that have kept black people down,(as a whole) in the USA than Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They thrive on keeping as many blacks as possible uneducated and blaming the white man for all their problems. He actually does the same exact thing that the radical Muslim cleric's and moullah's do, get followers, keep them down, blame it on someone else, and suck them dry.
08:57 May 5, 2011 by gherhardt
SHAMEFULreaction from Swedes who continue to ignore their problem with racism.

SHAMEFUL "Americans" posting here. You don't speak for real Americans... you sound like six-toed inbred rednecks who still live in the 19th century Jim Crow era.

I totally get how the Lund students were probably just having fun and it went too far, but you don't all have to get so offensive in defending them.

In truth, White persons have enjoyed power and position over all other races for five centuries now... I can completely understand if non-White persons are sick of it by now.

Many White people do not have a problem with non-Whites; we don't see races as being different from each other, and we even inter-marry with other races. But we do not deny that there is a problem with racism, or with unfair treatment or favoritism because of race.

All of you who attack Jesse Jackson and Jallow Momodou must feel REALLY proud of yourselves. How Brave you are, to pick on a race from the safety of your anonymous Blog...
09:07 May 5, 2011 by fxrider
Was anyone arrested so far? How the union is handling this?
09:08 May 5, 2011 by HYBRED
But then "your anonymous Blog..." allows you to spew your rhetoric.
09:18 May 5, 2011 by AnEye
@ MichiganLady

Who is being defensive. every one is confessing mistake, they regret and they promise to try their best to avoid this in future. Which part of this is defensive?


Seriously, arrest for this??? Under what law?
09:27 May 5, 2011 by occassional
Not the bone-idle, sh**-kicking Jesse again.
09:40 May 5, 2011 by rise
@ Swedesmith

Yes, I agree with you, and believe you only missed my point - humans hates humans.
09:47 May 5, 2011 by Tdye

pick on a race? im not picking on a race.. i would tell Jessie jackson to his face he is a raciest bastard and a sissy little man and needs to STFU...but.. in my country i would get arrested for a slew of offences

like hate crimes, assault, slander, insetting a riot just a few for example

its people like him and al sharpton Acorn and N.A.A.C.P that is keeping the Blac...errr African Americans down.

all they do is dissect everything someone does or sys and then find any excuse to claim a raciest agenda

in America its ok for them to spew that crap but as soon as 'whitey" says something they want to file law suits

example Kayne West "George Bush doesn't like black people"

now if say if I went on national TV and said said Kanye West doesnt like white People...first of all the network wouldn't have even ran it, I would be sued, maybe mugged in the parking lot and my career as a 2 bit "rapper" would be over with and i would spend the rest of my life working at Mc Donalds


Get over it! people have been hating each other from the time man first walked on the earth.. maybe if they would grow some balls and man up..it wouldn't be an issue
12:01 May 5, 2011 by cogito
Shakedown artist JJ needs racism. He gained fame and fortune by finding racist conspiracies under every bed.
12:03 May 5, 2011 by Angry Ami
Wow, Jesse Jackson and Francis Cress Welsing, feel like I'm back in the 90's, well as far as Jesse is concerned, there must be money to be made in Sweden, and as far as FCW read all of her books, and the bottom line is that anyone on either side of the argument can make there point based on theory, just like Hitler did with Men Kampf, people like that you just cannot reason with because they are convinced that they are right and everyone else is wrong, there are so many "ism's" that humans can use to justify opposing one group or another, look at the current state of the world with respect to the worlds Muslims, the us and them mentality is prime for them, so this is nothing new, what would really be interesting is to see what humanity would do in the face of a threat not of this earth, until now we have only fiction about such an event, but what if one day it really happened, how would to collective human race react, food for thought.
12:10 May 5, 2011 by Grindsprint
I think it´s weird if it´s true that people around the world are surprised that sweden has not taken any action or what the article states. This is NOT hate speach. There is an epidemic of people wanting to label everything hate speach. People are looking for things to call hate speach. For anything to be a hate crime there has to be intention to hurt a group of people. You can´t accidentally or unintentionally commit hate crimes. What they did was inconsiderete and clumsy. racial slurs are most often not racism. it´s usually just stupidity
12:30 May 5, 2011 by svenskamerikansk
Jesse Jackson is the face of the Racial Grievance Industry. He's found hyperbole, race baiting, and extortion to be quite profitable and he's developed it into a traveling road show.

Send him packing Sweden, unless of course you desire that Sweden come to share the same fate that Jackson has brought to an American inner cities.
14:01 May 5, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
Jan Björklund has just stated in a press release today, that the "Slave Auction' performed by Hallands nation was a police matter, thus he has deflected any criticism and decided to take a soft stand on racism which I and many other conscious Africans residing in Sweden fuly expected.

I for one> do not expect "white" people to change their behavior in the area called Sweden or any other area across the globe, since it is a survial tactic brung about by "whites" consious or subconcious fear of genetic annihilation. "Whites" are less than 1/10 of the world population and are a genetically recessive group.

These are facts. @Angryamy ....I do believe that you stated in a previuos post that your father was an African Amercian and that your mother was a "white" Swede. If this is the case, I can clearly see why you are confused as to what is happening. Dr.Frnaces Cress Welsing is a genius and to compare her work with a Mass muderer such as Hitler who killed over 100 million of his fellow 'white' europeans in absurd. The only connection I see between the two is that both helped African people, Welsing consciously with good intentions and truth and Hitler unconsciously, since WW2 decimated all of Europe's resources (Human and material), making it impossible for Europeans to have formal colonies.

Finally, the core katalysator for all that is wrong with the world today is 'white' color inadequacy.
15:00 May 5, 2011 by Swedesmith
You better check all your screws, OBM. I think you got a loose one.
15:25 May 5, 2011 by HYBRED

Your quick to put the blame for the blacks problems on whites. Did you ever consider that blacks should take responsibility and blame for some of their problems? Listening to you would lead someone to believe that blacks are so innocent and pure. Meanwhile in the inner cities of USA they are killing each other off in mass numbers.

In a free democracy anyone is only owed one thing, and that is opportunity. And a huge amount of blacks have seized it and been very successful. But others just stay caught up in the Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton propaganda, thinking someone,anyone,everyone owes them something.
15:31 May 5, 2011 by Grindsprint
Why do people think that a countries government should step in to do this or that whenever something happens?? they are not and should not be allowed to do anything in specific cases, period! how is letting the police handle it taking a stand??
15:50 May 5, 2011 by caps.lock
you black jerk (JJ) who the hell you are to accuse sweden this pure nation with well-fare state background for being racist. if you were here, a typical svensson would have told you: go home, if you dont like sweden, it is a big nation!
16:41 May 5, 2011 by tjolahopp


Clearly you've been looking for a forum to vociferate your views. Might I suggest The National Front?

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm sure you're not racist. In fact some of your best friends are nig... I mean blacks.

"If a white person blackens his/her face the resembling features DOES NOT point to JJ like people but more like the sub-continent. did we hear anything from India??"

@jackass123 Your ignorance is bliss my friend. Minstrel and Vaudeville you tw@t.

Black face is never funny. Plain and simple.

I understand that the focus of this particular article is on Jesse Jackson. However, how did we lose sight of the fact that the overall incident was disgusting and offensive?

There is nothing overly sensitive about being horrified and saddened at an incident like this.
16:46 May 5, 2011 by Flavius Belisarios
JJ: "See, Barack's been talking down to black people ... I want to cut his nuts off." Very public quote by the very same JJ who is writing a letter to the Swedish government... Let's not get too excited by the gentleman.
20:11 May 5, 2011 by HYBRED
@ tjolahopp

"However, how did we lose sight of the fact that the overall incident was disgusting and offensive? "

Many people above have spoke against the incident in Lund. If fact I can not find any that support it, and not myself.

"Clearly you've been looking for a forum to vociferate your views. Might I suggest The National Front? "

Wrong, and no.

"Oh don't get me wrong, I'm sure you're not racist. In fact some of your best friends are nig... I mean blacks"

Just a totally ignorant statement.

22:34 May 5, 2011 by tjolahopp

I agree that no one has openly stated in the above posts that they are in support of what happened... as of yet. Yourself, caps.lock, Tdye to name a few are this close to burning crosses on virtual lawns.

The point that you're missing my quote happy friend is that what happened at the university is being deflected. There is no doubt that Jesse Jackson is a "race baiting womanizer". As far as him and Al Sharpton being responsible for keeping the black race down? No. That would be rap music.

Labeling a statement that was in no doubt meant to be sarcastic as ignorant shows the level of your intelligence.
06:05 May 6, 2011 by choppie
I never thought any Swedish person was racist, and I have lived here 7 years. However, when I read about the Indian woman that was murdered by someone hired by her husband... well...there was at least one person very racist. They said just because she was a citizen, she was obviously not Swedish. I guess I am too American(and proud of it), but to me if someone is a citizen of a country, they are, in fact, of that country. How can they be otherwise?

On the other hand, I feel nothing but pity for Sweden having to put up with Jessie Jackson....sigh....
07:28 May 6, 2011 by HYBRED
@ tjolahopp

The statement was as sarcastic as the incident in Lund.
08:05 May 6, 2011 by Tdye

"Clearly you've been looking for a forum to vociferate your views. Might I suggest The National Front?

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm sure you're not racist. In fact some of your best friends are nig... I mean blacks.

"If a white person blackens his/her face the resembling features DOES NOT point to JJ like people but more like the sub-continent. did we hear anything from India??"


Im a raciest because I said Jessie Jackson is?

actually none of my best friends are blacks do i know some sure.. So does that some how qualify me as a raciest?

actually i fail to see your point at all

and what exactly does black face have to do with anything i posted? im not a raciest...but i can already tell i dont like you not cause of your skin but because you are a fu*king moron..heres some good advice ..next time you want to defend someone.. how about knowing what you are defending?..sounds pretty simple..

"J.J" is one of the biggest raciest people we have in America...i know cause i am an american..you get updates here and there about him and Al Sharpton..I have to hear almost weekly about him crying wolf about some white company, or white, news program, or white cop, or white this and that.. you however have no clue so duck it
12:07 May 6, 2011 by Cornelius Hamelberg
This matter will be dealt with more comprehensively in my blog:


Boliche says that he/ she was in Brussels some years ago...well I was in Antwerp not so long ago, wrote a few postcards, walked into the tobacconists to get some stamps and the tobacconist's jaw dropped and he continued staring at me his face turning first purple and then a sickly blue, I thought he was going to have a heart attack when he started shouting at me “You think this is a fukking post office?!”

“Sorry” I told him, “in Sweden we can buy stamps at the tobacconist.”

By that time he was turning green and shaking with an anger that seemed to me to be out of all proportion to my humble request and apology: “ You think this is 'ucking SWEDEN!!!??? ! You want to buy stamps you go to the f-king POST OFFICE!!!!!”

He must have thought that I was one of the monkeys from King Leopold's Belgian Congo and had gone into his shop just to provoke him, so I got outta there before fan or an apoplexy took him...

Such is life. "When something isn't right it's wrong"

Other things happen on a daily basis in “"Hymietown"

Hybred, Syftfel, Swedesmith, Roy E, helveeta, swedejane, RockyF, Tdye, caps.lock the Lund Students in question, who do you think that Louis Farrakhan could be referring to when he says that

"White people are potential humans…they haven't evolved yet.”

So what do you want, that Barack Obama himself ( the one in the White House) should send a protest letter to the Students via Hon. Björklund? That all the African Ambassadors in Sweden should follow suit? That Madiba Nelson Mandela should do the same?

You all know why the Rev. Martin Luther King got the Nobel Prize for peace.

The way you talk about this unfortunate incident - attacking Rev Jackson for expressing his concern not only about the insensitivity of those idiot students but also the victimization of Mr. Momodou Jallow who reported the incident!

Check this out :

-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Swedish University students hold a slave auction: Racism in Sweden

Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 09:43:52 -0500

From: Abdul Alkalimat <mcworter@ILLINOIS.EDU>

Reply-To: H-NET Discussion List for African American Studies <H-AFRO-AM@H-NET.MSU.EDU>


From: noble.194@osu.edu

I am forwarding this email conversation and associated link about a

situation of explicit and bold racism in Sweden. I am sure Jallow

Momodou would welcome messages of support from members of this list.

Also as a Black British academic working in the USA, this affords an

opportunity to highlight the unevenness of racial politics in different

parts of Europe. It is hard to imagine anything like this happening in

the UK because of the history of the diverse and united struggles of the

different Black and other minority ethnic communities in the UK.

However, the activities of far-right fascist groups in Europe, means

anything can happen, given enabling conditions. Some of those enabling

conditions exist to lesser or greater degrees across the experience of

Black Europe - e.g. the creeping de-legitimization of Black politics and

anti-racist discourse in the name of a new 'post-raciality'; attacks

on multiculturalism (c.f. Britain, the Netherlands, France) and the

frequnet national media recodings of 'the war on terror' into a war on

ethnic, racial and religious difference.

Dr Denise Noble

Assist Prof. African American and African Studies

The Ohio State University

----- Check the link websites 4 comments

Greetings to all

Please check out and if possible circulate the following as the brother

who is being victimised, Bro Jallow, is someone I met a few years ago

when he invited me to Malmo, Sweden to talk about the Chattel slave trade.

I was not as shocked at the behaviour of the students as I was at the

treatment this brother has received to the point where his family is in

hiding due to the threats against their lives. When you check out the

links you will see how they have put his head on the image of a chattel

slave and posted them across the city and the authorities do not seem to

be that bothered, surprise surprise!

One in the struggle for our liberation

Dr Lez

----- Forwarded message from

Jallow.Momodou@mah.se<mailto:Jallow.Momodou@mah.se> -----

Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 11:26:53 +0200

From: Jallow Momodou


Subject: Rasism in Sweden

To: Info@nubeyond.com<mailto:Info@nubeyond.com>

Dear Dr Henry,

it was great talking to you again even though its under such unfortunate

circumstances. Here is a brief account what happened. A racist spectacle

was held at one of our most respected institutions for higher learning,

Lund University. The incident took place on Saturday night April the

18th at a student dinner gathering at Lund University's students

nations. The students were painted in a racist depiction of blacks

referred to as Black face bearing lynching ropes around their necks led

by another white fellow student to represent a white “slave trader”.

They were then sold in an auction as a joke!

The fact that the incident took place at a university suggests that

there is a lack of awareness in Sweden of the horrors of the

transatlantic slave trade in which Sweden played a significant but often

overlooked roll. In fact Sweden was one of the last countries in Europe

to abolish slave trade.

I took it upon me to report the racist incident to the police and the

equality ombudsman, but since then,i have been the subject of racist

reprisals. Apart from threats and a smearing campaign against me people

have put up the attached manipulated poster of me represented as a slave

in chains at my place of work but also around the city. Incidentally I

also happened to works at Malmö University which is another seat of

higher learning in Sweden.

This year have been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as

the year for people of African Descent in which the member countries

plead to do their utmost so that people of African descent shall be able

to fully enjoy their economical, cultural, civil, social and political

rights. Given what have just transpired, i think it is imperative that

this is brought to the attention of the government in Sweden so it can

be addressed accordingly.

What measures will be taken in schools and universities towards this end

and how the government will guarantee the safety of all the black people

or for that matter other citizens who denounces racism. I humbly request

you spread the news through you entire network to make sure that there

is political pressure from outside Sweden (I have attached the picture

that is being circulated and put up all around Malmö).

Please get back to me as soon as possible.

Below are some links that you can have a look at for more information

about the incident.




Mr Jallow
13:17 May 6, 2011 by Angry Ami

Don't think you read my post chief, so here it is again:

Wow, Jesse Jackson and Francis Cress Welsing, feel like I'm back in the 90's, well as far as Jesse is concerned, there must be money to be made in Sweden, and as far as FCW read all of her books, and the bottom line is that anyone on either side of the argument can make there point based on theory, just like Hitler did with Men Kampf, people like that you just cannot reason with because they are convinced that they are right and everyone else is wrong, there are so many "ism's" that humans can use to justify opposing one group or another, look at the current state of the world with respect to the worlds Muslims, the us and them mentality is prime for them, so this is nothing new, what would really be interesting is to see what humanity would do in the face of a threat not of this earth, until now we have only fiction about such an event, but what if one day it really happened, how would to collective human race react, food for thought.

and no I'm not mixed, 100% black, and I suspect that by your user name you're probably African, am I right? since you guys like to pound your chests about being "original" which is racist itself, and so what if you are "original" doesn't seem to make things on the continent any better, and if it's so great to be an "original" then why do all you "original" folk leave and move to Europe or the UK, especially since these are the homelands of the racist white people who want to destroy you, a bit confusing don't ya think?

and the comparison between Hitler's and FCW is a valid one, they both made so called scientific hypothesis to validate their claims, weather white or black, here's one for you to think about, if you were "white" and made the same presupposition about "blacks"

would you be a racist?
14:27 May 6, 2011 by wenddiver
I don't ussually support Sweden's Asssylum Policies (your being suckered), but in this case, if you want to offer Jesse Jackson Assyum so he doesn't have to suffer in the US I fully support your efforts.

Anybody who needs this wasted old racist is welcome to him.
15:02 May 6, 2011 by Ormandy
My oh my, I haven't heard from this rabble rouser for a long time. I guess Chicago and the US media, after nearly four decades, is not as slavishly aroused by this professional agitator as it has been for so long. I'm pleased to read so many others think accordingly. Kick him out, humiliate him. He deserves no less.
16:51 May 6, 2011 by Dave N
The only thing worth knowing about Jesse Jackson is that he admitted that when walking alone through Washington DC late at night, if he heard footsteps behind him and turned and saw a white man, he heaved a huge sigh of relief.

I think he must be racist. I mean, how dare he infer that blacks are more likely to be muggers! (It couldn't be because it is true, could it?)
17:59 May 6, 2011 by tjolahopp

1st. It's RACIST @sshole not "RACIEST". He's not telling dirty jokes and dressing provocatively... (as far as we know).

2nd. I'm an American... Living in America. Think about it. I visit this site because Sweden is a 2nd home to me.

3rd The Black face comment was made by @jackx123. Not you. Get over yourself.

You assume I'm black because I don't agree with your Klan like views? You're American right? So I take it you know the saying about "don't assume"? In this case you're only making an a$$ out of yourself.
17:59 May 6, 2011 by zoroastrina
My university computer crashed while I was typing the names of all the

nasty anencephalic venom- and bile-spewing sub-species of ugly

humanity that crawled out from under rocks to poison The Local.

Their evil spirits may have caused the crash, since hatred radiates over

vast distances. It is some comfort to me that I will probably never meet

these humanoids diesseits oder jenseits der Hölle. I hope that "The

OriginalBlackman" is my genetic and blood brother.
18:30 May 6, 2011 by jimthat
it is true that the white race is doomed

may be 95 % of the world population is non white

and they are in a hurry to end up with the whites all over europe and usa

we are in disadvantage

and the worst is that the harder anty white are exactly also white

sweden will no longer be a white race reserve

you can see in the street how the non whites stare at the whites

a mix of envy resentement greed and a part of hatred if they dont get something out of you

they want to be white

if you dont mix or give some of yours genes trough having mestizo chidren with them then you are robbish for them

they think the only good white is one ready to have interrracial children
19:12 May 6, 2011 by gherhardt
For all of those who think "the white race" is to be preserved... There is only one race, and that's the human race.

Try and do some research on genetics. Even the whitest of the white has ancestors who came out from the steppes of central Asia, and they had brown or yellowish skin and semi-mongolian features.

White skin is, evolutionarily speaking, only a recent development that is not designed to be permanent in this modern world. Skin tones have been changing throughout the world for thousands of years.

Those of you who are defensive because the White race is under attack... wake up and take a look around at all those beautiful people around you who have darker skin tones. They are no worse than you, and You are no better than any of them.
19:52 May 6, 2011 by Dave N
Beautiful people? There is nothing more beautiful than a blonde or red-haired white woman. Why else do so many Asians and Blacks lust after them in preference to their own?

Can you please tell me why you are so keen to see these beautiful creatures made extinct?

Like any other people, we have the right to fight for our existance and to defend our territories. You are advocating the colonisation of our homelands and the genocide of my people - but I promise you that we will not go quietly. And pretty soon, we'll show vile racists like you just who "is not designed to be permanent."
20:04 May 6, 2011 by Cornelius Hamelberg
I don't want to say more than this:

This is a topic in World History:


Göran Skytte's “Det kungliga svenska slaveriet” ( The Royal Swedish slavery) is worth reading....especially chapter three


Of course it's the sort of nativity play that the Lunatic students from Lund would not even contemplate putting up at a place like Howard University – even in the name of innocent good fun and hope to return to their civilised heritage, unscathed...
01:18 May 7, 2011 by MichiganLady
AnEye, thanks for letting me qualify. I'm happy to hear what the students have had to say following the incident, apologies which sort of deflate all the uproar. The defensiveness I refer to is that of many of the bloggers here in TheLocal--quick to say that anyone offended by this incident is over-reacting, and that anyone offended by this incident must have it in for Swedes and Swedish national pride.

Thankfully the students can speak for themselves, and are not saying the same things.
01:26 May 7, 2011 by LeoKinmann
Good input Cornelius.

I agree with you. What aggravated the whole incident is the treatment of the guy who reported the incident and got his head superimposed to the slave image. Unfortunately most of the idiots here totally missed the point.
07:14 May 7, 2011 by gherhardt
to Dave N.

Sorry if I touched a sore spot in your psyche there. I hope I didn't stir up feelings of inadequacy or inferiority due to some socioeconomic disadvantageous familial status.

By all means, go and defend your ancestral homelands of the north shores of the Black Sea and the Caucasus mountains... because you are a "pure" Caucasian, right?

It must be so nice to know that both your paternal and maternal blood lines are pure white as the snow. How exactly did they achieve that? Inbreeding perhaps?
07:14 May 7, 2011 by prince T
@ DAve N. Asian and black men find blondy and white women cheap to get. Their own most of the time do have morals like no sex before marriage which is strange in our culture in Sweden. You need to go out even to UK to see how our women are viewed.

There is only one race, which is the human race. Stop all these white and black hulabalu
08:23 May 7, 2011 by Dom har glömt
Jessie Jackson? (Roll eyes)
11:12 May 7, 2011 by Dave N
There are in fact many "races" of the human species. I am a member of the white one - who have lived in Europe since before the end of the last Ice Age. Take a look at the cave paintings my people made in France and Spain - and try to find anything remotely comparible made by non-Europeans.

My ancestors built every road, every village and every town in Europe. We were the first here when the ice melted. We are therefore indigenous. We belong here and nobody else does. We have the right to decide who lives in our lands -and the decision will be made very soon.

If I was one of you arogant colonists I would be packing my bags - because when the decsion is finally made, it will not be wise to still be here. As Captain Kirk said to the Klingon before he kicked him off the cliff - we "have had enough of you!"
12:06 May 7, 2011 by HYBRED
So many these threads/opionions come down to quotes by Jesse Jackson and Captain Kirk? I am still waiting for Captain Kangaroo to weigh in on this.
12:33 May 7, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
Reading these messages lead me to conclude that claims of Caucasian intelligence have been greatly overrated! Why are you so surprised and offended by Jesse Jackson

Also, Europeans ("white people") are not an indigenous people. You created a very narrow category to fit as few people as possible and called it "white" and then created a very broad category to fit as many people as possible and called it "black." Hey idiot, what else do you expect the outcome to be? Give me a break!

First, there is no such thing as a race, the only complete human is the BLACK AFRICAN. All people are from Africa. Man didn't evolve or start anywhere other than Africa. This is fact, it's no longer debatable. Everyone in the world shares 99.9% of the genes. In fact, there's more variation between two people in the same family than there are between any two "races." If you look at the black population anywhere in the world, you will see all the phenotypes of the world. There are "blacks" who look like "Asians" since Asians are diluted blacks. Some look like "Caucasians" and others look like "Aborigines." since they are diluted black Africans.Sometimes, even with the same black family, you'll have all of these.

Personally, I believe the Caucasian phenotype is a form of mutation. Contrary to what white chauvinistic science leads you to believe, blue eyes and white skin are not recent adaptations. The environment doesn't provide for enough natural selection. Africans can survive cold climates just as well as white people can. These genes are mutations from the original Black African template.

Modern Black man left Africa to various parts of the world. Some were isolated in regions away from other homo-sapiens. Over a long period of time, with few mating options, inbreeding took place (i.e. kissing cousins stuff, incest). Over a few generations of this, genes that we now associate with the Caucasian phenotype began to express themselves in the population.

For instance, a "black" person may have a 1 in 2000 chance of giving birth to a child with blue eyes, but if he or she has an offspring with his or her sibling, that offspring's probability of having blue eyes is now 1 in 1000. Repeat this breeding pattern for only a few generations and you're guaranteed to have a baby with blue eyes.

Another theory is that many of the genes we see in the Caucasian phenotype are really atavis traits inherited from lower order primates. Feature for feature, you'll notice the Caucasian phenotype is most congruent with Chimpanzees our closest relative. Both have straight hair, larger outer ears, straight hair, huge brows, short legs, strong upper body strength, thin lips, hairy bodies, thick ankles, narrow spacing between the eyes, and no rhythm (just kidding).

However, I have concluded that "whites" were more than likely an inbred mutant albino group that either left Africa, were cast out or left due to the intense sun.
13:31 May 7, 2011 by HYBRED
For another opinon, Google "The Bell Curve"
13:33 May 7, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
Dr. Welsing suggests that white skinned people's claims of superiority are the result of the realization of their genetic inferiority and their fear of genetic annihilation. Racism white supremacy was consciously or subconsciously created to maintain or conserve white people's status on the planet. The concept of race was created by whites in an attempt to propagate the illusion that they were the majority on the planet. Whites as a collective are classified racially as white/Caucasian, but the remaining non-white population is fragmented into several racial categories. This gives the white race the ability to appear as the majority when they actually are the minority. The reality is the there are only two types of people on the planet those who have the ability to produce color and those who cannot. One group of the non-white population has the ability to produce all the degrees of skin pigmentation and that is the so-called Black race. As it pertains to skin color the so-called Black race is the most dominant and is the greatest threat to white genetic survival. When we look at the system of racism white supremacy we will find that some the most heinous atrocities have been afflicted upon the Black race possibly due to the Black race's genetic dominance.
14:29 May 7, 2011 by HYBRED
Your writings about Dr. Westling are a perfect example of racial predjudice . These writings are used to incite hatred against white people. She is the poster child for the radical Muslim/Islam,(Malcom X , Black Panthers, and others). Their main goal is to destroy white people. Not just be equal, but in total power. And that is,(for the most part) why they refuse to fit into western societies.
15:05 May 7, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing is a psychiatrist who once taught at the Howard University School of Medicine. She is author of "The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation.

She is not a Muslim.

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing has said numerous times that Black African people and people who can produce color, should not hate "white" people instead they should understand that "white" people are playing a game of survival.

As I have stated in previous post '"white" people are less than 1/10th of the world population and are a genetically recessive group, i.e. " They lost the color through a genetic mutation to albinism, which genetics defines as a genetic deficiency state and they were forced out of Africa into Europe."

This is not hate this is fact.
15:29 May 7, 2011 by HYBRED
I never said Welsing was Muslum, but the Muslum/Islam use her papers as ammunition against whites. White people playing a game of survival? Back in the 60's with Malcom X and his types; they use to say "we gonna let the whities kill each other off, then sliiiiide right in". After 50yrs it hasn't happened yet.

You keep mentioning "whites" and "non-whites", don't be so sure the Asians, Chinese, and Hispanic share in your propagana. You sound like a student of the teachings of Malcom X, Louis Farakhan, Jesse Jackson.

You talk "genetically recessive group", "genetic mutation", Well so what. You should worry more about funtioning in a modern society rather than some biological and psycho mumbo jumbo.
15:56 May 7, 2011 by TheOriginalBlackMan
"You talk "genetically recessive group", "genetic mutation", Well so what."

One must speak about the cause of a behavior to understand the behavior.

Nevertheless, I do not think "white people" should be treated as non-humans, indeed, I think everyone should be respected and that those that need the most help should receive it.

"White" people need help feeling comfortable with their numerical inadequacy and color deficiency.

Side note: Beautiful day in Stockholm, finally.
16:17 May 7, 2011 by HYBRED
Westling's writings are theories.

Now you seem to beleive that white people are inadequate. I can only assume by your writings that they feel inadequate because they are out numbered by "non-whites" by 10 to 1. In which case it is the "non-whites" fault that the whites feel/or are inadequate. So because of that, I think all "non-whites" owe white people some compensation for keeping us down and making us feel inadequate.

I will forward you my mailing address so you can send me some cash. Lots of cash. No checks. Like it reads on US currency,"In God We trust". All others pay cash.
16:53 May 7, 2011 by Cage
Jesse Jackson is an idiot and this proves it... everyone knows this country is full of racists. Why waste your time pointing out the obvious?

If you get invited to lunch with the KKK or Skinheads, you can expect racist language and conversation that is filled with racist bravado. Why would anyone expect anything different in Lund? That letter he wrote was a waste of ink (or toner or pixels or whatever).
19:50 May 7, 2011 by HYBRED
If you were invited to lunch with some black racists you would probably get the same conversation. But at least you might get some fried chicken and biscuits to eat. Try finding biscuits and real fried chicken in Sweden. The skinheads here would probably serve crackerbread and some raw fish of somekind.
21:39 May 8, 2011 by Nkosazana
As a black woman living here in Sweden for 10 years I have had some racist stuff said to me. But more out of ignorance that meanness. More good people than bad. Nothing really bad. I think this whole slave thingy was very bad taste and there should be something about with it obvious.

But Americans, especially white Americans who like to complains about this, trying to make it out like this is Nazi germany.. So funny...
07:27 May 11, 2011 by skatty
@TheoriginalBlackMan #81

In a quotation from Jesse Jackson about the black American, he said that:

"When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression. "

Obviously in the Swedish discrimination system, the black Africans are the most discriminated people between the immigrants and refugees, and I can say a black African Moslem is the most discriminated one in a negative sense.

The Swedish discrimination system has been so cruel and selective that I have seen and read many times in media that some times the white immigrants from the developing countries change the colour of their hair (specially females) to blond, or operate their nose (especially males) to look like a Swede to compete for a job with Swedes in the labour market (for some years ago).

Immigrants (which in the case of Sweden are mostly refugees) have always been considered the parasites who are abusing the Swedish system, unwilling to learn Swedish language, the rapist, the criminals, the people who don't want to adapt themselves with the system, the lazy ones who don't want to work; and in the hierarchy of the Swedish discrimination system, the black Africans are the most unsuitable ones; however, Swedes like to prove exactly the opposite about their system to the world!
07:23 May 13, 2011 by Marc the Texan
He can't get on TV in America any more. Sweden, don't indulge this racist attention seeker.
11:04 May 13, 2011 by skatty
@Marc the Texan

I think part of the problems with the comments in THE LOCAL is that most of commentators don't have long experience of life in Sweden as a refugee or immigrant; as a result, they immediately show dissatisfaction when somebody speak about the high degree of discrimination and racism in Sweden. Some people in here know what is going on, but prefer to cover up the reality of racism in Sweden.

I give you an example; in mid-90s when I finished the University in Sweden (The Swedish University), we were some foreigners from different countries including black Africans, who were looking for job and advise form the experts to write the best Swedish CV. Some were curious if they should include their photo on their CV or not, after some research and get some friendly advice, we realized whose chance might be more and who get less chance by including the photo on CV. It was a very clear message that if you are a black African, then it's better you don't include your photo on the CV, the reduce.

During the years, most of immigrants and refugees learn that there are signals, which increase their chances and the signals which reduce their chance to get a better life in Sweden, and many of these signals have racial sources, for example the photo on CV (not the with skin) or how much the chance would reduce with name like Mohammad (Moslem not Christian)!

There have been many times complain from Swedes that immigrant don't understand them. The understandably, which Swedes are looking for, is the degree of similarity with them in all aspects of life from the physical shape to the mental way of thinking. It's why white Europeans are the most favourite immigrants for Swedes (as a matter of fact, they had mostly white Europeans as immigrants in Sweden for long times).
03:34 May 16, 2011 by j joy
@TheOriginalBlackMan #62...........I like what you wrote about an unearthly occurence. I believe, too, that man is basically good. If the Earth were to be hit by an asteroid and most of the world destroyed, would we really care about what color we were? I wouldn't and I'm just your "typical, little old white woman". :)
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