Tag Archives: racism

Nigger President…

29 Jan

(English translation of Swedish article Nytändning för ohöljd rasism) With the selection of Barack Obama as the first black Democratic nominee for president seeming more possible by the day, racists and white supremacists are posting increasingly ugly and even threatening remarks on the Internet. “OBAMA WILL DIE, KKK FOREVER,” concludes a Feb…. Read more »

Part one and two: Vet en finländare något om rasism? Does A Finn REALLY Know Anything… About Racism?

23 Feb

In Swedish speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil. Interesting subject! Yet again, it seems the problem of man’s inhumanity to man creeps up yet again in our city. Recently, I have read in this newspaper and K-P newspaper about the ongoing subject of racism in Karleby. People… Read more »

The Legacy of Slavery

23 May

The fact that it took a Civil War to forcibly put an end to slavery left a bitter legacy that continues to divide American society. Slavery so bankrupted slave owners’ sense of right and wrong that they were willing to die to defend that lifestyle. A slave-holding minority morally corrupted… Read more »


18 May

JUNETEENTH: A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and issued… Read more »

Strange Fruit

23 Mar

Lynchange/Lynchning/Lynkkaus/ Man’s Inhumanity To Man   Southern trees bear strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,   Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze… Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.   Pastoral scene of the gallant south… The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth…  … Read more »