Keyword: race

Armel Le Cléac’h arrives first in Vendée Globe race, beats record

The 39-year-old French skipper beat the previous round-the-world solo race without assistance record by by 3 days, 22 hours and 41 minutes, followed by second-placed British sailor Alex Thomson, trailing by about 12 hours after more than two months of high-seas adventure.

Euro 2016 kicks off amid race row for France team

Everyone loves a winner, but if France stumble at Euro 2016 race row tensions may spill over says founder of the US National Association of Black Journalists.

French education ministry picture sparks racist abuse

French education ministry’s Facebook page inundated with racist comments because most children in its 'back to school'  photo were black.

French comic Dieudonne 'must pay racism fines' - interior minister

Manuel Valls accuses controversial comedian of trying to bankrupt himself to avoid paying fines for racist abuse totalling tens of thousands of euros.

New racist slur against black French minister

Ministers examine moves to block publication of weekly far-right magazine that makes 'banana' jibe against justice minister Christiane Taubira.

Racism monitor to sue over French bank's Haiti 'plunder'

Racism watchdog group says it will file a legal suit against French state-owned bank Caisse des Depots over its role in the slave trade in Haiti.

French anti-racism groups sue Twitter for $50 million

Two French organisations have filed criminal charges against the US-based website for refusing to hand over the details of users violating French law.

In colorblind France, rising diversity tests unity

The reality of many run-down residential areas raises questions about whether the French model of integration, long the nation’s pride, is wearing thin.

'Removing the word race won't end racism'


In a bid to help stamp out racism, Socialist Party presidential candidate François Hollande wants to make a small but significant amendment to article 1 of the French Constitution – the removal of the word “race”. But would that make any difference? Academic and human rights campaigner Danièle Lochak thinks not, dismissing the idea as merely “for show”. Here, in an interview with Mediapart's Carine Fouteau, she explains her reasoning.

French opinion polls silent over key campaign issue of race

Unlike in the US, French opinion polls are forbidden from reporting on intentions of voters from specific ethnic, racial or religious background.