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Default Italy minister's embrace of 'Blackface' memes spotlights racism

Italy minister's embrace of 'Blackface' memes spotlights racism

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

For Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio it was a bit of harmless, social media fun, for others it highlighted what some say is a national blindness to insidious racism lurking just under the skin of predominantly white Italy.

When Di Maio appeared last week sporting a strikingly deep sun tan, a wave of memes hit the internet showing his face superimposed onto the bodies of prominent Black figures.


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