Discrimination in France

Race and the French Constitution

Assa Traore, sister of Adama Traore, raises her fist during a demonstration in Paris. Churning U.S. protests over George Floyd's death have revived anger in France over police violence, systemic racism and the complicated case of Adama Traore, a black Frenchman who died in police custody in 2016. For Traore's family, the Floyd protests have also revived their hopes for change.
Assa Traore, sister of Adama Traore, raises her fist during a demonstration in Paris. Churning U.S. protests over George Floyd's death have revived anger in France over police violence, systemic racism and the complicated case of Adama Traore, a black Frenchman who died in police custody in 2016. For Traore's family, the Floyd protests have also revived their hopes for change. AP - Michel Euler

Under the French constitution, there is very little room for manoeuvre when trying to give credence to accusations of institutional racial profiling. RFI's David Coffey asks Professor Curtis Young how France reconciles "Libérté, Egalité, Fraternité" with the realities of discrimination in daily life.