Rise of Racism in Europe

“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.”…

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