“Fear of a Black Europe: Racism Rises on the Old Continent,” by Paul Ames for CNBC:
The appointment of Italy’s first black cabinet minister was a cause for celebration for anti-racism campaigners in Europe.
Their joy was cut short by reactions to Congo-born Cecile Kyenge taking office.
“This is a bonga bonga government,” said Mario Borghezio, a member of the European Parliament representing Italy’s Northern League party. “It seems to me she’d be a great housekeeper, but not a government minister.”…