Monday, February 9, 2009

Barack Obama checked by French Police


The black French anti discrimination organisation CRAN launched a major campaign against Police checks which are based on skin colour. The campaign began on January 12 with visit of the Obama look alike Michael Lamar.

CRAN states that visible minorities in France are likely to be checked 2 times more than others. Sometimes the same person can be checked several time a day. The organisation states that the checks reinforce stereotypes and discrimination.

Read:
French Group Uses Obama 'Double' To Highlight Racial Profiling
Press Release CRAN

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