Cécile Kyenge, Italy's first black minister, targeted with bananas, rape threats and insults

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Cécile Kyenge, Italy's first black minister, targeted with bananas, rape threats and insults

Historically, Italy (like Ireland, Greece and other poorer European countries) was an exporter of migrants, and millions of Italian emigrants experienced discrimination and sometimes violence. How soon societies forget their past.

I'm not at all fond of the current "caretaker" government in Italy, applying austerity measures, or of the Democratic Party's participation therein, but that is beside the point in terms of the barrage of gross racist - and sexist - insults against Dr Kyenge, who is of Congolese origin:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/28/cecile-kyenge-targeted-banan...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/15/ignorant-racists-ita...

 

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