Keyword: racism

Thousands join Saturday anti-racism march through Paris

The march, mirrored by smaller protests nationwide, follows recent racist outrages, including crude attacks on France's black justice minister.

Why we need to march for equality and against racism

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After earlier racist jibes aimed at justice minister Christiane Taubira, an extreme-right weekly news magazine has now published a front cover containing a racial slur against her. Here Mediapart's editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel attacks the growing tide of racism in France, arguing that the main casualty is the French Republic itself. He traces the immediate roots of its resurgence and calls for a protest march on December 3rd against racism - and for equality.

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.

French far right leader loses immunity, faces charges

MEP Marine Le Pen could face criminal charges after she likened the sight of Muslims praying in the streets to the Nazi occupation of France.

France launches Twitter probe in racism test case

A criminal investigation into a raft of anti-Semitic messages posted on Twitter could test the microblogging site's refusal to mediate content.

'Removing the word race won't end racism'

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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 parfumier Jean-Paul 'the nose' Guerlain in racism trial

French parfumier Jean-Paul Guerlain goes on trial on racism charges after describing black people as "lazy" and "nègres" in a TV interview.

Racism and sport, a sorry story of modern times

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Mediapart's revelations about how officials at the French Football Federation planned to introduce an ethnic quota at its national training academies led to a huge controversy in France and abroad, the public excuses of those involved in the plan and led to two official enquiries. Above all, it sparked a wider debate about prejudice and discrimination in sport which, on an international level, only truly embraced multi-racialism in the final decade of the 20th century. Antoine Perraud charts how theories of racial supremacy have long poisoned sport which, he argues here, has become a supplementary vehicle for racist ideologies, beginning with those of the founder of the modern Olympic games, Pierre de Coubertin.