How France’s Colonial Past Explains Its Racism Today

Despite resistance from French elite, there’ve been growing calls for France to recognize and apologize for its violent colonization of millions of people in Africa and Asia. In fact, by 1901, France ruled 79 million people over 4.6 million square miles. “Where would France be without its colonies in the Caribbean?” asks Professor Mame-Fatou Niang.… Continue reading How France’s Colonial Past Explains Its Racism Today