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France Inducts Josephine Baker into Panthéon as Far-Right, Racist Pundit Announces Presidential Bid

HeadlineDec 01, 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron inducted American-born pioneering performer and civil rights icon Josephine Baker into the Panthéon Tuesday, considered France’s highest tribute. She is the first Black woman and first American to receive the honor.

This came on the same day that far-right, xenophobic writer and pundit Éric Zemmour announced he would run for president. Zemmour has repeatedly attacked Islam, immigrants and the left. He relied on his usual racist talking points in a video announcing his candidacy.

Éric Zemmour: “You haven’t moved out, and yet you feel like you’re no longer at home. You haven’t left your country, but it is as if your country has left you. You feel like you’re a foreigner in your own country. You are exiled from within.”

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