Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Paris court has fined Jean-François Dérec, a Jewish comedian and promoter of anti-racism campaigns, for using racial slurs against a black man

Dérec, a television celebrity and stand-up comedian, used a pejorative word in addressing a black security guard in Paris, whom he also called “dirty.” The Paris correctional court fined Derec $2,500. Derec, an Ashkenazi Jew, got into an argument with the black security guard after the guard would not let Derec into a building in Paris. The black security guard filed a complaint against Derec two days later.

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