Racist ‘monkey’ taunt prompts soul-searching in France

November 25, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Nancy Ing, Producer, NBC News NBC News – PARIS – A 12-year-old girl waves a banana at a black government minister and shouts: “Who’s this banana for? It’s for the monkey!” Such slurs – and a generally muted official response to them – have caused a bout of soul-searching in France. The question at the heart of the debate: is racism rampant in a country with revolutionary roots and a motto boa...

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