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Europe has a long way to go on reparations and making amends for colonialism

While several countries are taking initial steps to return some of what was seized to their countries of origin, much more has to be done.
  • Jul 21, 2021

How France’s far right is now dictating the terms of public debate

Left-wing parties seem to be more focused on their image to supporters of the far right than on making society a better place for the most marginalized groups.
  • Jun 2, 2021

Why Macron’s decision to commemorate Napoleon is an insult to France and its people

Napoleon will not be erased: No one denies the fact that he had a major impact on French history. But he belongs to the history books.
  • May 6, 2021

France’s latest vote to ban hijabs shows how far it will go to exclude Muslim women

Pretending to save Muslim women from oppression while banning them from activities denies them agency.
  • Apr 21, 2021

What France does not understand about racism and safe spaces

Centering spaces around the voices of those who experience oppression is the only way for them to identify strategies to deconstruct structural inequalities.
  • Mar 25, 2021

France loves its meat. What happens when a mayor tries to take it off the menu?

The entire controversy represents a broader shift underway in France.
  • Mar 9, 2021

A court case is shining a light on injustices in France’s former colonies

It is common to hear that such a scandal, a “colonial crime” in the eyes of many, would never have happened in the European part of France.
  • Feb 10, 2021

France’s health-care crisis comes as no surprise after its neoliberal turn

It was a shock to discover that France — the world’s seventh largest economy, widely praised for its remarkable health system — could end up struggling to cover the basic needs of its hospitals.
  • Jan 22, 2021

France’s ideological wars have found a new battleground: Universities

This is part of a broader trend in 2020, which has seen several attacks against scholars and intellectuals whose work is focused on race or gender.
  • Dec 29, 2020

France’s new national security bill could jeopardize freedom of expression

How can the police be held accountable for abuses and excessive use of force when filming them in action could lead to a prison sentence?
  • Nov 26, 2020