France's digital affairs advisory agency members resign in race row


The head of France's independent advisory commission on digital affairs and most of the commission's members have resigned after the government ordered the removal from among them of a prominent black feminist and anti-racism activist after complaints from the Right about her militant actions and outspoken comments on 'institutional racism' in the country.

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A bitter row over the difficulties of debating racism in France has erupted after a high-profile feminist and anti-racism campaigner was forced off a government advisory body, prompting the resignation of the director and scores of members, reports The Guardian.