Discriminatory acts more and more daily and unpunished in France

Discriminatory acts based on race, religion or color are more and more daily and go unpunished in France, underlines, Tuesday, the Spanish daily El Mundo.

“Last year, in France, where republican values ​​of liberty, equality and fraternity reign, 1.2 million people said they had experienced some form of racism or discrimination, mainly because of their origin,” indicates the Spanish newspaper, citing the French advisory commission on human rights.

More than 7,000 complaints have been filed with the courts and only six convictions have been handed down, the publication observes, specifying that these are figures presented by the French government which is “‘aware of the seriousness of the problem’.

“In a country where there is a high proportion of French people of foreign origin, discriminatory acts are daily”notes the author of the article, assuring that “Young people from working-class neighborhoods have difficulty finding accommodation or a work placement”.

In addition, argues El Mundo, the latest report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) warned that ‘‘hate speech is on the increase in France, particularly in politics, the media and social networks’.

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