Court Case Involving “Anti-White” Racism Unprecedented in France

Arnaud Djender was accused by the Appeal Court of Paris for racism and sentenced to four years of imprisonment on Jan. 21. The case is doubly unprecedented as the racist aggression was directed against a white person and also it is the first time an anti-racism association, the LICRA (Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et […]

Xenophobia Continues to be Pervading Problem in France

Xenophobia and anti-Islamic sentiment have been on the rise in Europe, and France is no stranger to this trend. Racism in public discourse has become especially conspicuous in recent years.  In the political arena, politicians are no strangers to dealing with xenophobia. This turmoil can be attributed in part to the influx of immigrants from […]

French Court Orders Twitter to Publish Racist Users’ Data

In an effort to track potential extremists, France has ordered Twitter to reveal the personal information of racist users. The battle over Twitter started last October, when the anti-Semitic hashtag #UnBonJuif ( “a good Jew”) began trending in France. The Association of Jewish Students in France (UEJF) took legal action, asking that the social networking […]

Racism Watchdog CRAN to Reopen Haiti 1804 Independence Case

The racism watchdog CRAN (Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires de France) announced last Friday its intention to file a legal suit against the Caisse des Depots (CDC), a state-owned bank over its profits from the slave trade in Haiti. CRAN confirmed the move on Friday to sue the state-owned bank on the same day that […]