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World for Rokhaya Diallo, Josephine Baker at the Pantheon "does not erase the omnipresent racism in France»

12:15  29 november  2021
12:15  29 november  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

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Même si Joséphine Baker mérite d'entrer au Panthéon selon Rokhaya Diallo, «la France ne devrait pas profiter de ce moment pour se féliciter de son traitement des personnes de couleur» . © AFP Even if Josephine Baker deserves to enter the Pantheon according to Rokhaya Diallo, "France should not take advantage of this moment for Welcoming his treatment of people of color ".

"What a shame! "," Do not let this woman obsessed with the breed The memory of Joséphine Baker "," A viperin text "... This is only a handful of the comments inspired by the tribune that the anti-racist activist and feminist, Or at least that comes as such, publishes in the Washington Post . His title? "Do not let the inspiring story of Joséphine Baker erase the omnipresent racism of France."

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The activist recognizes that the singer, magazine leader And actress also deserves this honor of entering the Pantheon , France, according to her, "should not take advantage of this moment to welcome his treatment of people of color" . She continues, pushing further her usual and despairing separatist creed: "The story of Baker is often used in France to advance the myth of a republic allegedly more welcoming for blacks than are the United States. Indeed, throughout the twentieth century, France has built this story by welcoming many African-American artists, including Sidney Bechet, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Nina Simone and others who no longer support oppression to the states. -United.

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a myth so. Of which Josephine Baker , believes Rokhaya Diallo , is from responsible. Indeed, she deplores that the high resistance of the singer "always expressed his gratitude to France and never criticized his colonialism". It would explain, moreover, does its Francophobe reasoning, that Emmanuel Macron preferred the one who said to be in Paradise in France (his speech from 1963) rather than Gisèle Halimi , involved, "she said, in " Anticolonial activism for the Algerian people during its war against France ".

She even sees Josephine Baker at the origin of a plot. Yes, according to the one in 2018 at the UN platform asserted that our country was immersed in a racism of state, the performance of the artist honored on Tuesday, November 30, would do "part of the plan that shaped The image of the black woman in the French imagination ». And to evoke to support its remarks which refers to a dark machination, the dance with the banana skirt that "has been designed to portray a stereotyped vision of Africa which indirectly celebrated the colonial objective and the racist notions of white superiority" . Besides, she still notes, Josephine Baker has never succeeded in cinema. "She was doomed to play the same role as the naive woman in love with a white hero who never loved it" , she deplores. Before asserting what it presents as an argument that would give it reason: Josephine Baker is celebrated even by Marine Le Pen. Which, basically, disqualifies it to be a symbol of anti-racism. Even as Baker was one of the most ardent lawyers. And Rokhaya Diallo to conclude: "At a time when immigration is at the heart of so many political tensions, and while color French still face discrimination, it will take more than the baker's elevation to show that The Republic has changed. "

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