The N-Word Cake - Racism or Art? You Be the Judge
By: Naensa K. Burton, PhD, The Root
Folks are getting really comfortable with their blatant racism and sexism. A friend of mine emailed me a story about how Swedish Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, a self-proclaimed "anti-racist," was photographed eating a cake made in the image of an African woman in minstrel makeup.
According to an article in Fria Tider (a Swedish publication), the minister of culture was celebrating with a "n--ger cake." To add insult to injury, Liljeroth was invited to open festivities of World Art Day by -- brace yourself -- "performing a clitoridectomy on the cake" to bring awareness to the global practice of female circumcision.
If you think this story can't get any more perverse, there is a video and photos of Liljeroth slicing the genital area of the cake and eating it. Did I mention that the body screams each time someone slices the cake?
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