Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union Joins the National Afro-Swedish Association in Calling for Swedish Culture Minister's Resignation for Racist Cake
WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Dr. Day Gardner, President and Founder of the National Black Pro-Life Union, submits the following and is available for comment:
When I first saw the cake, I thought…WHAT IN THE WORLD…?!
Then I remembered…the world. This is the same world that at one time embraced slavery in every port and where even today women are still bought and sold as sex slaves. We live in a world where unborn babies are mutilated, slaughtered on a whim and used as human lab rats. We live in a world where baby body parts are sold to the highest bidder. We live in a world where women in some cultures are mutilated -- violated beyond belief on a daily basis --this is our world.
With all the ugliness and pain and suffering of women everywhere, some dim-witted artist comes up with the "bright" idea that it would be amusing to have a cake made depicting a stereotypical racist representation of a black woman -- screaming in agony while she is being mutilated with each stabbing slice.
I was deeply repulsed--then moved to tears--and then to anger as I watched the Swedish Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth leading the gruesome event-- laughing with other tickled-pink faces -- snapping photos and gorging themselves with bloody red velvet cake.
There is no explanation that will make sense to me--and no public apology that will remove the very, very bitter taste left behind.
Dr. Day Gardner is President and Founder of the National Black Pro-Life Union headquartered in Washington, DC, which serves as a clearing house to coordinate the flow of communications among Black pro-life organizations, and individuals in order to better network and combine resources. She made history when, as Miss Delaware, she became the first black woman to be named a semifinalist in the renowned Miss America Pageant, breaking through numerous racial and stereotypical roadblocks.