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Racist Attacks on Minister Prompt Soul Searching in Francei
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November 22, 2013
“Is France Racist?” was the recent headline of a leading French newspaper, after a far-right magazine compared the country’s black justice minister to a monkey. The incident has triggered soul searching in France, where the far-right National Front is ahead in some polls, and figures show a 23 percent rise in reported racist incidents last year. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.

Racist Attacks on Minister Prompt Soul Searching in France

Published November 21, 2013

“Is France Racist?” was the recent headline of a leading French newspaper, after a far-right magazine compared the country’s black justice minister to a monkey. The incident has triggered soul searching in France, where the far-right National Front is ahead in some polls, and figures show a 23 percent rise in reported racist incidents last year. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.


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