The leader of the rebels Jean-Luc Mélenchon criticized Wednesday the concept of "white privilege", believing that those who use it "have never seen a poor white man". The expression is invited in the French debate in the demonstrations against the discriminations of the police, in favor of the world shock wave after the death in the United States of George Floyd, a forty forties black asphyxiated by a white police officer .
"You must love France without exclusivity, it is not the color that will separate the French," argued Jean-Luc Mélenchon in a broadcast of his new online media, L'Insoumission. "The three or four people who think (the existence of a white lien) have never seen a poor white man," he snapped. "At the time of the Algerian war, it was 'Whites all colonists', yet mine never colonized, were poor, were mistreated, certainly less than the others," said the native. from Tangier.
"The only separatism is that of the rich who live between them"
"But it's true that every time LFI MEP Younous Omarjee passes through this station, he is checked because he is black," denounced Jean-Luc Mélenchon. "Those who build this 'privilege' are those who create this situation by controlling only the black MEP and not the others," he added.
He said he was "against communities, not in the sense of friendships, but that rights would apply exclusively inside them and not elsewhere in the country". But in France according to him, "the only separatism is that of the rich who live among themselves in their ghetto".