THE VERIFICATION – The Minister of National Education has been under fire from critics since his appointment. THE QUESTION. The appointment of Pap Ndiaye rue de Grenelle continues to make people cringe. In question: the proximity of this historian, a specialist in minorities, with decolonialist, anti-racist and indigenist ideologies. Perceived by Emmanuel Macron as a simple “universalist”, the minister sees his past statements dissected by journalists, intellectuals and other politicians. Starting with the former RN presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen: “Pap Ndiaye is a talented academic, who has worked a lot on the subjects he covers. (..) But I can’t see him changing his mind, and saying that there is no systemic racism in France”, she declared Monday evening, during a press conference in the Mouths -du-Rhone. And to add: “He still just compared the police to the culprits of the Vel d’Hiv roundup. One cannot say that he is a man of moderation”. Jean-Michel Blanquer’s successor to Education really compared the police to the culprits of the Vélodrome d’Hiver roundup, where more than 13,000 Jews were arrested in Paris from July 16 to 17 … This article is for subscribers only. You have 96% left to discover. Cultivating your freedom is cultivating your curiosity. Non-binding subscription Already a subscriber? Login
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