European Politicians Say the Darndest Racial Slurs

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  • They Said What?
  • Roberto Calderoli
  • Mario Borghezio
  • Dolores Valandro
  • Geert Wilders
  • Jean-Marie Le Pen
  • Marine Le Pen
  • Nick Griffin
  • Juergen Gansel
  • Nikolaos Michaloliakos

They Said What?

For the umpteenth time, Italy’s first Black minister, Cecile Kyenge, was targeted for her race. Last Friday, bananas were thrown at her during a party rally. Prior to this derogatory incident, Kyenge’s own fellow Italian lawmakers hurled racial slurs at her, likening her to an orangutan and a housemaid and calling for her to be raped. Keep reading to learn which European politicians have publicly voiced negative perceptions of migrants, and ethnic, religious and racial minorities. –Patrice Peck

(Photos from left: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images, Robin Utrecht-Pool/Getty Images, Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

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