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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:14 PM

A black French rapper sang about hanging 'the whites.' He may now be prosecuted.

PARIS — The song is called “PLB,” a French acronym for “hang the whites,” and it has launched a bitter public debate about “anti-white racism” in France.

Nick Conrad, a previously obscure rapper who describes himself as “a black artist, Parisian, proud and sophisticated,” produced a provocative music video describing the killing of white babies in schools that was taken down from YouTube on Wednesday amid intense public outcry.

The artist has received criticism from across France’s political spectrum and may soon face charges under the country’s strict hate speech regulations.

On Thursday, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor confirmed to The Washington Post that a formal investigation has been launched, specifically with regard to whether Conrad’s video constitutes an incitement to a crime.

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Activists, however, fear the focus on hate speech and “anti-white” racism distracts from the very real racism against blacks and immigrants French society tries to ignore.

“If you ask me, does anti-white racism exist? I can say yes, and this is a very good example of it. However, if you ask me is there anti-white discrimination in France? The answer is no,” said Louis-Georges Tin, a representative of black organizations in France. “I don’t think there is anyone in France who didn’t find a job or an apartment because he or she is white.”

The real problem with the conversation that has ensued, Tin said, is false equivalence. “Many conservative people speak of anti-white racism just to put anti-white and anti-black racism on the same level and on the same stage, which is impossible.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/a-black-french-rapper-sang-about-hanging-the-whites-he-may-now-be-prosecuted/2018/09/27/93482f68-c24e-11e8-97a5-ab1e46bb3bc7_story.html

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Reply A black French rapper sang about hanging 'the whites.' He may now be prosecuted. (Original post)
Mosby Oct 2018 OP
riversedge Oct 2018 #1
Jake Stern Oct 2018 #2
rockfordfile Oct 2018 #4
lpbk2713 Oct 2018 #3
eppur_se_muova Oct 2018 #5
Crunchy Frog Oct 2018 #6

Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:16 PM

1. I call it hate speech!!

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 05:29 PM

2. Hate speech is hate speech

speech no matter the hue of the person spewing it.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 05:46 PM

4. I agree

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 05:33 PM

3. Yup. Sounds sophisticated to me.





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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

5. Sad to see how "adult" the French response seems compared to the level of discourse in this country.

Of course I mean 99.9+% of that being discourse from the right wing.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 08:27 PM

6. Hate speech.

Why would anyone think that would be helpful in addressing the problem of racism?

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