Academics launch petition against 'racist' mural in French parliament
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Mural was created in 1991 to commemorate France’s abolition of slavery in 1794

Two French academics have launched a petition to remove a parliament mural commemorating the abolition of slavery, which they said was a racist, humiliating and dehumanising depiction of black people.

Mame-Fatou Niang, assistant professor of French at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Julien Suaudeau, who lectures in Pennsylvania, said the vast mural which has hung in a corridor of a building at France’s...

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