3rd and final part of Al Jazeera’s Black France documentary

3rd and final part of Al Jazeera’s Black France documentary

The last episode of this series focuses on the extreme racism and discrimination black immigrants faced during times of economic hardship and through political shifts in post-World War II France. The 1973 oil crisis quadrupled the price of oil. The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) embargoed oil exports to countries that supported Israel …

Black France documentary episode two

Black France documentary episode two

Source: Al Jazeera The second episode of this series reveals the ongoing struggles of immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean to achieve rights, form communities and have their contributions to French society recognised. During World War II, Africa once again answered France’s call to battle, but this time the motivation was different. Black soldiers were …

Black France: Part one of a three-part series looking at the history of France’s black community and their long struggle for recognition.

Black France: Part one of a three-part series looking at the history of France’s black community and their long struggle for recognition.

Source: Al Jazeera In May 2013, France’s National Assembly successfully voted on a bill to remove the words ‘race’ and ‘racial’ from the country’s penal code. French President Francois Hollande ran on a platform promising to eliminate the word ‘race’ from France’s constitution. But critics were quick to point out the disparity between constitutional reform …