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Old 19.09.2017, 12:45
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

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I totally understand that this is something you want swept under the carpet, for whatever reason, but I'm glad it's something that even SRF are willing to face:

https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/wie-...ist-mohrenkopf
Even SRF? There is so little happening here, they'll report on anything that might spark at least some emotion. So who do they ask? "Patricia Purtschert forscht an der ETH Zürich über die postkoloniale Schweiz." There is a post-colonial Switzerland? Can somebody remind me what colonies Switzerland had?

The article claims that all things labelled Mohr are from a time of colonialism and slavery. That's just factually wrong as the name has been around much longer. Which is not surprising given that the Moors were running Spain for a long time... and while we are talking about stereotypes: The moors were actually slave traders (some are allegedly still today), not the slaves. In the 16th and 17th century did they go on man hunts througout the mediterranean. For some reason do we always just hear of the white English slave traders sending black people from Western Africa to the US, but the Moors had a much longer period of business and millions of slaves: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade
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