Campaign Demands Removal of Racist Mural in France

Nicole Rojas
Apr 10, 2019 - 5:00

When Mame-Fatou Niang came across a racist mural depicting two Africans with exaggerated features on the walls that house the French National Assembly, she said she was “shocked.” The series of frescos were commissioned by the French government in 1991 from French painter Hervé Di Rosa to commemorate the first time France abolished slavery in 1794.  Niang, an associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, and French novelist Julien Suaudeau sprang to action. They

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3 Replies to “Campaign Demands Removal of Racist Mural in France”

  1. Thank you for shining light on racial issues in France. This helps me understand why French fashion brands think it’s okay to african American caricatures in clothing and accessories. Love the idea for the mural to be placed in a museum for future discussions on racial dynamics in the country. Keep up the good fight!

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