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"Black Americans are masters of their own destiny, despite all the headwinds"

2020-11-27T22:43:02.759Z

INTERVIEW - Recognized social science professor at Brown University in the United States, Glenn Loury denounces the ideology of "systemic racism" which deprives blacks of their free will.



This renowned African-American intellectual warns against the extremism of Black Lives Matter, which feeds a "polarization" that makes him "tremble".

LE FIGARO.

- Why has the racial question taken such a central place in the United States?

Glenn LOURY.

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You must see Shelby Steele's movie, titled

What Killed Michael Brown?

(an African-American was shot dead in 2014 by police in Ferguson, an event that led to race riots and the creation of Black Lives Matter, Editor's note)

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He looks back at Brown's death, but it's a much more ambitious reflection on the racial issue in America, and the tangled up relationship between whites and blacks, psychologically, emotionally and politically.

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America haunted by a tenacious racial wound

The film questions the significance of the many episodes in which young black men are confronted with the police, in a country of several hundred million inhabitants, where altercations in urban terrain are inevitable.

He defends the idea that hysteria

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Source: lefigaro

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