French racism

Encyclopaedia Africana J March 13, 2021 JEAN-JACQUES DESSALINES

Fearing a French resurgence and the reinstatement of slavery that would accompany it, he ordered the massacre of approximately 5,000 of the island’s white men, women, and children declaring “I have saved my country.

Encyclopaedia Africana R February 27, 2021 RUBEN UM NYOBÈ

“La politique touche à tout et tout touche à la politique. Dire que l’on ne fait pas de politique, c’est avouer que l’on a pas le désir de vivre.”
“Politics touches everything and everything touches politics. To say that you don’t play politics is to admit that you don’t want to live. ”

A Encyclopaedia Africana February 14, 2021 AIME CESAIRE

In Paris, Césaire met Senegalese Léopold Sédar Senghor and French Guiana’s Léon Damas. Together they started the journal L’Etudiant Noir (The Black Student) in 1934 to bring together students from Africa and the West Indies. The journal explored the expression of a Pan-African worldview under colonization.

Miscellaneous (RH) Resources Hub February 13, 2021 Will American Ideas Tear France Apart? Some of Its Leaders Think So

The French state does not compile racial statistics, which is illegal, describing it as part of its commitment to universalism and treating all citizens equally under the law. To many scholars on race, however, the reluctance is part of a long history of denying racism in France and the country’s slave-trading and colonial past.

Miscellaneous (RH) Resources Hub November 29, 2020 France: Protesters clash with police over new security law

“It happens a lot if I’m not polite enough, if I don’t know how to manage the group of police officers that talk to me. I could get beat down and I could basically die”

Encyclopaedia Africana Q October 1, 2020 QUAI BRANLY MUSEUM

Bénédicte Savoy of France and Felwine Sarr of Senegal, recommend that objects that were removed and sent to mainland France without the consent of their countries of origin be permanently returned — if the country of origin asks for them.

Encyclopaedia Africana S September 15, 2020 SARA BAARTMAN

Apparently, the terms of her ‘contract’ were that she would travel with Hendrik Cezar and Dunlop to England and Ireland to work as a domestic servant, and be exhibited for entertainment purposes.

Encyclopaedia Africana T September 11, 2020 THOMAS SANKARA

His visionary leadership turned his country from a sleepy West African nation with the colonial designation of Upper Volta to a dynamo of progress under the proud name of Burkina Faso

C Encyclopaedia Africana August 10, 2020 SEKOU TOURE: ON CULTURE

Colonization has never engendered, under the most diverse and subtle aspects, anything but a moral, intellectual and cultural superiority complex towards the colonized peoples.

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