Deplorable. Utterly deplorable.
Especially in THIS day and age!
This is from the World Art Day party that took place this past Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden. Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish minister of culture, attended a tax funded party for the Stockholm cultural elite where a cake, depicting a stereotypical African woman was part of the menu .
Self-proclaimed “anti-racist” Liljeroth declared the party officially started, by slicing a piece of a cake depicting a black African woman with minstrel-esque face.
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was invited to open the festivities by performing a clitoridectomy on the cake, which she did by slicing off the part of the cake depicting female genitalia. She then proceeded to feed that part of the cake to a performance artist, done up in blackface, his head protruding through the table.
And each time guests sliced a piece of cake, the performance artist painted in black, would scream and cry out. Of course, this provided my humor to the party-goers. The cake was a red velvet cake.
This brought tears to my eyes. I thought of African/Black women & girls worldwide….
I hope that people who supported the “Stop Kony 2012″ campaign will voice their concerns over this very OVERT display of racism!
Aluta continua….”our struggle continues” unabated!
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