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Shame on France

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: 

France's wealth, like that of many European countries, was built on the back of colonies stretching from the Caribbean to Indochina to New Caledonia in the South Pacific.

Yet, unlike other colonial powers, that country has taken the least effort to amend for its evil colonial and racist past. Fast-forward to the current decade - the streets of its inner cities have seen protests and fires, and now as the populace of the destroyed small islands of St Martin and St Barts cry racism, the French colonial rulers demonstrate cold white racism.

All communication coming out of the French islands has a two-tier policy of whites first and black last. The result is now hunger, thirst, lack of medical treatment for the black population. It is a damn disgrace that France has sucked the colonies dry, having exploited people of African and Indian descent.

MAURICE CHRISTIE

Clarksonville, St Ann