In an alarming exposure, the Local reports that Swedish Police in Scania, the southern part of Sweden, use the N word to describe persons of colour in their textbooks.
Negro Niggersson and Oskar Negro are two names used by Skåne police in their internal training, it has emerged. Meanwhile the chief prosecutor has ruled that police officers caught using racist language on film have no case to answer.
A feeling that the Police are institutionalised racist can only be enforced with this revelation and confirm what many already thought. Urbanlife.se urges you to be inspired to write to the Swedish Embassy, Rosenbad 4,103 33 Stockholm or in your country (click here for addresses) to protest this kind of racism at State level. It is in violation of all of the human rights conventions, which Sweden has signed, and requires action and comments, even if you do not live in Sweden.
For further information on the fight against racism and discrimination in Sweden, please see the following websites: www.thelundian.com (in English), and www.cmr.nu (in Swedish and English), and www.afrikansksvensk.se (in Swedish but with English information and articles).
PLEASE DO SOMETHING!
See also: www.newsmill.se (Timbuktu's comments on the language in the police textbook. Swedish)