Pan Africanism : Italy's newest Black MP...racial taunting

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  1. Debra8

    Debra8 New Member MEMBER

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    I find it very interesting to see how Blacks in European countries are coping with racism as they try to achieve social mobility.

    I can't post the link yet, but google Cecile Kyenge, Italian MP.
     
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    You are in luck Debra8, no, just kidding... I ran out of time yesterday; otherwise, the article would have been posted then, lol...




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    Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Minister for Integration Cecile Kyenge and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano pose during the swearing in ceremony of the new government at Quirinale palace on April 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)


    Cecile Kyenge, First Black Italian Cabinet Member, Target Of Racist Remarks

    ROME -- It was hailed as a giant step forward for racial integration in a country that has long been ill at ease with its growing immigrant classes. But Cecile Kyenge's appointment as Italy's first black Cabinet minister has instead exposed the nation's ugly race problem, a blight that flares regularly on the soccer pitch with racist taunts and in the diatribes of xenophobic politicians – but has now raised its head at the center of political life.
    One politician from a party that not long ago ruled in a coalition derided what he called Italy's new `'bonga bonga government." On Wednesday, amid increasing revulsion over the reaction, the government authorized an investigation into neo-fascist websites whose members called Kyenge "Congolese monkey" and other epithets.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/01/cecile-kyenge-italy-racism_n_3193206.html

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    don't get it, monkeys, have pink skin and straight hair.
     
  4. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    :rofl:... For real Therious ... And white folks aren't white, but pink...


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    exactly, lol I guess when people feel threatened or inferior they hurl insults.
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Yup, true dat... actually, the end-times of the Gentiles is at hand; all over the World.

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    She is an elected official. Racial taunting is not racism. Racism would be not allowing her the opportunity to become the nations first African Minister.
     
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    Interesting perspective that caused me to pause and reflect.
     
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    Question: Would it be safe to say those that hurl racial taunting are racists?

     
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    I have often said that white folks have an inferiority complex...
     
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