In the third of a series of reports on defeating racism in politics, Professor Francesco Palermo discusses the treatment of Italy’s first black government minister Cécile Kyenge.
Kyenge has faced some “robust” criticism since joining the government last April. Palermo, the Italian Vice-President, Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM), says she can help Italian society to become “more mature.”
He adds: “She [Kyenge] has a very difficult task. She will give a substantial contribution to overcoming some negative stereotypes that are still present in the Italian society.”
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