Is Marine Le Pen racist?



2017-04-25T08:35:50.161Z
2017-04-25T08:35:50.161Z

Marine Le Pen with her father. blandinelc

Is it right to describe French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen as racist?

She does not make openly racist statements. She has led the Front National, a party which does have a history of racist policies and anti-Semitism including denial of the Holocaust, through a process of "detoxification". Her policies include a hard line on immigration, and priority for French nationals in employment law. It is a matter of debate whether the Front National has actually changed or has just changed appearances.

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