The French Minister of Justice has just been compared again to a monkey and this time around par un magazine français. The cover of the weekly magazine, Minute, featured a photograph of the 61-year-old black politician with the title, "Maligne comme un singe, Taubira retrouve la banane." In English, “Crafty as a monkey, Taubira gets her banana back.”
A picture where Christiane Taubira, was compared to a compared to a monkey has been circulating sur internet for some months now. Another picture also shows her being taunted with a banana par une jeune fille at a street protest. The shocking part is that a candidate from the extreme right French politcal party "National Front" actually uploaded the picture sur sa page Facebook.
|Anne-Sophie Leclere, candidate of "National Front" party|
A lot of French people believe that there are lots of immigrants in France, legal and illegal immigrants. They believe it is a problem which will endanger their society. During this period of crises, where there is a high rate of unemployment, they believe the French don't have jobs because immigrants have taken their jobs. They seem to forget that several of these immigrants are doing jobs, some French people won't love to do.
No one actually knows how many immigrants are in France because a race-based statistics are illegal in France. Some French people believe the tax they pay go into the welfare of immigrants and that France’s diversity endangers its grandeur. They believe immigrants have too many children knowing they do not have the means to take care of them, and then, they start asking for allocations (which is the tax they pay to take care of their children).
As an immigrant myself, I cannot deny that i have gotten benefits from the taxes payed by the French. The French system has been there for me... knowing i haven't worked 35 hours a week and paid taxes. France has been able to give several things that my homeland couldn't give to me, good professionnal course, free high class medical attention, electricity 24/24, pipe-borne water, good roads, clean environment, security, the list goes on...
|"I love Taubira" written on the banana|