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Tag: Black Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter in Paris: An American Movement in France

This summer, Paris was beset by tens of thousands of French citizens braving the risk of Covid-19 to demonstrate under the banners of the American Black Lives Matter movement, carrying portraits of George Floyd like a martyr’s icons. Far from Minneapolis, these demonstrators belonged to all the ethnic communities that now constitute our societies, both French and American. This incursion...

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The United States is one of the rare countries to include the right to happiness in its national constitution. But what happens when the machine breaks down and the dream dissipates, fractured by racial discrimination? The United States is founded on a widely shared myth drawn from the Declaration of Independence: the right to the “pursuit of happiness,” an expression...

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“These Protests Go Beyond the Black Lives Matter Movement”

Since the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while under arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020, a wave of protests has rocked a number of cities in America and beyond. In Paris, where thousands of people attended a protest on June 6, George Floyd’s death has reignited the debate on police violence in France. According to...