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French Baker Accused Of Selling ‘Racist’ Cakes

A cake maker in the south of France has been threatened with legal action for inciting racial hatred unless he stops selling cakes deemed “obscene” by an anti-racism group in France. The baker told The Local he’s a victim of “intellectual terrorism”. The owner of the pâtisserie in the town of Grasse, near Nice could […]

A documentary about a Dutch Christmas tradition which involves white people wearing blackface has revealed what Londoners think of this controversial figure, and has fuelled the debate on a custom that is perceived by many to be unacceptably racist. The film shows two Black Petes wearing blackface, an Afro-wig and golden earrings strolling through a […]

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The mayor of the Basque Country’s capital has been compared to Adolf Hitler and France’s controversial far-right politician Jean Marie Le Pen after he accused North Africans of “sponging off his citizens”. Javier Maroto told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser in July that Algerians and Moroccans were registering as residents in the Basque city of […]

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Zwarte Piet, or “Black Pete,” has been controversial in the Netherlands for decades. A surprising number of citizens think the character, Santa’s Little-Black-Sambo-lookalike sidekick, is harmless. An Amsterdam court ruled today that he’s not. The Associated Press reports, “the court said … that Black Pete’s appearance, in combination with the fact that he is often portrayed as dumb and servile, makes […]

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Race and the French national anthem have been discussed all week on Twitter and Facebook, after a French minister was criticised for not knowing the words. It all started with a tweet. Following a ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery, French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira was criticised by fellow politician Geoffroy Boulard for declining to sing the national anthem, […]

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