January 28, 2019

THE YELLOW VESTS ARE MAGA HATS:

Why are France's yellow vest protests so white?: Few minorities attend rallies demanding change from President Macron, which have seen outbursts of racism. (Alice Kantor, 1/28/19, Al Jazeera)

[A]study by sociologist Herve Le Bras suggested that yellow vest protesters are overwhelmingly from rural areas, where there are few minority groups.

"It's a white movement," said Rafik Chekkat, a law expert and editor of the website Etat d'Exception. [...]

The yellow vest movement, meanwhile, has witnessed outbursts of racism.

In one instance, white yellow vest protesters forced a black woman out of her car and insulted her in front of her children, telling her to "go back to [her] country."

"It's white France that's suffering," said Jean-Yves Le Gallou, a self-proclaimed yellow vest member and far-right politician. 

"Bourgeois France duped us, telling us migrants are poor," added Eric Zemmour, a right-wing writer. 

Minorities have been reluctant to join a movement that might very well turn against them, said Sopo.

Posted by at January 28, 2019 12:02 AM

  

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