voltA few years after Taubira’s law recognized slavery as a crime against humanity, climate “polarization” and “radicalism”, to the Chairman of the Memorial Slavery Foundation Jean-Marc Ayrault (Jean-Marc Ayrault) Expressing regret, he called for resolutely facing the “false debate” and “denial” of slavery.
The former Socialist Prime Minister stressed in an interview with Agence France-Presse on the eve of the AFP broadcast: “I did not preach: I admit that there may be fear and misunderstanding, but I do not want us to remain inert.” Recall, a series of commemorative events will be held on June 6. Ends on the 10th.
Before the abolition of the death penalty memorial, he promised that: “between those who don’t want to touch anything and those who train us in racist indigenous methods, there is a way, there is a way, which is also unacceptable.” He was the slavery of Nantes, the first slave port in France, and he has been the mayor of the city for more than 20 years.
Mr. Airo added: “If we want a peaceful and liberated society in common memory, then taking this path instead of radicalism, polarization, satire or denial is the fundamental.” “Concessions.”
The abolition of slavery has a history of more than 170 years. In recent months, with the centennial of Napoleon’s death on May 5, 1821, people have raised a question: Should we commemorate or rebuild slavery? people? In 1802?
“Some people want to pass this part silently, they say it is not glorious… but we are talking about Waterloo, but it is not glorious.” Mr. Airo said. The “Napoleon” exhibition will be held at La Villette in Paris.
He explained: “At first they were reluctant to discuss 1802, and then they realized that they could not ignore it.” He congratulated himself for showing the two original documents of 1802 to the public for the first time. “We are not asking for this for controversial reasons, but for the sake of truth, it is essential.”
The “necessary” actions are also in line with the Taubira law passed on May 10, 2001, targeting the younger generation. In addition to treating trafficking and slavery as crimes against humanity, the law also included these periods in school plans.
At this point, “There has been a lot of progress, but we have noticed shortcomings,” Jean-Marc Ayrault pointed out. “We are aware of the differences: Haiti, the slave rebellion, the figure of Saint-Louvre in Tucson… only taught in the manuals of overseas and vocational education, and not taught in the’general education’.
However, in view of the “traces” left by diplomats in French society during this period, ranging from “discrimination” to “racial prejudice,” the former foreign minister insisted that the stakes were high.
“If we don’t do this work, then there will always be some people in society that will be forgotten, or they will suffer poorly, and will respond accurately in this separatist logic. This is for society It is not advisable. Avoid and combat at all costs.”
In this case, the establishment of a national slavery memorial in the Tuileries Palace, delayed due to the differences surrounding its realization, will send a signal to “solemnly affirm” that the issue of slavery and the slave trade concerns all the people of France, not just Only “overseas”. “.
Jean-Marc Ayrault realized that he still remembered his proposal last year to rename the National Assembly room and Bercy, a building named after Colbert. Green wood, but there is still a long way to go. The Negro Code, which legislated slavery in the French colonies.
The former prime minister recalled: “I suggested that we should put the first black vice president Jean-Baptiste Belley (Jean-Baptiste Belley) first, no one knows”, but he wanted to believe things. This has changed with the recent parliamentary report on discrimination and upcoming meetings. On the role of trafficking and slavery in French economic history. “Things are moving slowly, but they are moving.”
26/04/2021 13:23:23-Paris (AFP)-©2021 AFP