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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-11-12

Is France Becoming Racist?

"It's an attack at the very heart of the French Republic". This is how the country's Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, describes a recent spate of racist acts directed at herself. The politician was recently compared to a monkey on a far-right candidate's Facebook page, and taunted with a banana by a 12-year-old at a street protest. Annette Young and her guests discuss the rise of racism in contemporary France.

  • Louis-Georges TIN, President of the French Black Coalition;
  • Madjid MESSAOUDENNE, Councillor, Saint Denis, Paris;
  • Nonna MAYER, Research Director at CNRS, the French Public Research Centre;
  • Philippe MOREAU CHEVROLET, Commentator at Le Nouvel Observateur.

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

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