17 EU ministers condemn ‘racism’ against black Italian minister

Ministers from 17 EU member states on Monday (23 September) gathered in Rome to condemn the racism directed towards Italy’s integration minister Cecile Kyenge.

Ministers from 17 member states gathered in Rome to condemn racism.

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‘Racist outbursts’ becoming common in Italy

by Michele Leridon, Davide Lerner

From monkey chants in football stadiums to threats against the first black minister, racial outbursts in Italy reflect the profound social change taking place in a country relatively new to immigration.

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Italy’s first black minister receives death threats

Italy’s first black Cabinet minister is facing Internet death threats before a visit to a region known for its anti-immigrant political base.

But Cecile Kyenge says she’s not afraid and challenged Italians to respond to such intimidation themselves to prove … Read the rest

Councillor calls for black Italian minister ‘to be raped’

A councillor belonging to Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League party called Thursday for the country’s first black minister to be raped, sparking an outcry and her expulsion from the party.

“Won’t someone rape her, just to make her understand what victims … Read the rest