Sweden to Rename ‘Negro Village’

Sweden is set to rename a suburb of Mjällby, southern Sweden that has been popularly known by residents as ‘Negro Village’ for about forty years. This is a result of the negative attention thevillage has recently gained from people who were upset by the name.

‘Negro Village’ (Negerby) was originally named by inhabitants after a trend in the village’s infrastructure.

“It all started over 40 years ago,” said Lars-Göran Björklund, CEO of Sölvesborgshem, the housing company which manages the area.

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