Deputy Mayor of Paris: White people 'must keep quiet when racism is discussed'

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Deputy Mayor of Paris: White people 'must keep quiet when racism is discussed'

Paris's deputy mayor has said that white people should be banned from discussions of racism.  

Left-wing deputy mayor Audrey Pulvar, 49, said white people should 'be asked to keep quiet and be silent spectators' during discussions around racism attended by black and ethnic minority people.  

She said: 'People who suffer discrimination for the same reasons and in the same way feel the need to meet among themselves to discuss it.'  

The comments follows tension over protests against police violence last summer in France, sparked by the death of George Floyd. 

The wave of protests saw activists take to the streets and students pressure institution to disinvite well-known speakers.  

 

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