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Racist Attacks on Minister Prompt Soul Searching in France

“Is France Racist?” That was the recent headline in a leading French newspaper, after a far-right magazine compared the country's black justice minister to a monkey. The incident has triggered self-reflection in France, where the far-right National Front party is ahead is some polls, and figures show a 23-percent rise in reported racist incidents last year. The front cover of the far-right magazine Minute earlier this month depicted Justice Minister Christiane Taubira with a caption...

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