Jillian Lavery shares a fascinating two-part debate in which many guest speakers from key organizations discuss the question: Is France racist?
[Part of these debates stemmed from several racist comments including slurs directed at former French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira, including an attack by the right-wing magazine Minute, which put her photo on the cover with the slogan ‘clever as a monkey’ and used the subtitle ‘Taubira retrouve la banane’—Taubira finds her banana; banana also means ‘smile’. The Franco-Caribbean politician was also depicted as the face of “Banania”—a brand that traditionally used simplistic, insensitive representations of Africans.]
Part 1 (19:04 minutes)
Part 2 (25:31 minutes)