Sunday, June 17, 2007

Swedish reporter smacked for using racist derogotory terms

Not very politically correct. Even to my not very sensitive ears that's pretty cringe inducing.

The Local
The editor of a newspaper in western Sweden has said he will slap down a reporter after he described a robber as a 'blackie' in a news article.

The journalist was reporting on a robbery that had taken place in the town of Kungsbacka, 30 kilometres south of Gothenburg.

The journalist's report, in the Kungsbacka Tidning newspaper, repeatedly used the word 'svarting'. The word roughly translates as 'blackie' and is considered a racist term[...]

1 comment:

TexasFred said...

Maybe 'nappy headed ho' just didn't translate well...