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Students of Color in France

Posted on October 14, 2020


Many of the French do not consider their country to be racist. Several U.S. travelers noted that French citizens believe that they do not have the same problems as the United States when it comes to race. However, several Americans of color have shared that France’s absence of conversation about racial tensions doesn’t mean that instances of discrimination or harrassment are nonexistant. Others have said that the majority of their interactions with locals have been positive. While U.S. students of color should not be overly concerned about experiencing racial hostility in France, it is important to acknowledge that racial tension does exist in France, especially in the wake of terrorist attacks in the past few years.

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