CNN: France’s World Cup Win A Win For Africa And All Immigrants Or Something

Sorry, French people, your World Cup win is not yours, so says Peniel Joseph

France’s World Cup win is a victory for immigrants everywhere

France’s electrifying 4-2 World Cup win over Croatia represents a victory for Africa and immigrants everywhere.

The team’s success is particularly noteworthy because of the way in which anti-immigrant sentiment, especially against migrants with African roots, has roiled French society over the past two decades. In 2005, racial and urban unrest gripped suburban housing projects outside of Paris in the wake of the death of two teenagers who were electrocuted in a substation after being chased by police. And just last month, riots erupted in the French city of Nantes, two hours outside of Paris, after a young Guinean immigrant was shot and killed after being stopped by the police.

Clashes over police brutality, racial justice and economic opportunity shape debates across Europe and the United States regarding who deserves the right to be a citizen. Immigrants with African roots populate all parts of French society, particularly the areas that require hard, at times poorly paid and dangerous labor. Many of these immigrants — and citizens — are connected to France and the larger European Union’s colonial past.

Good grief. These people. A goodly chunk of those “rioting” (burning cars is a sport that breaks out all the time by these people) was done by people who are illegally present in France. But, really, is anyone surprised that a leftist nutter had to go down this route? I would have been more surprised if there wasn’t a story trying to link the World Cup to SJW stuff like unfettered immigration. And, yes, they also have plenty of stories linking the World Cup and ‘climate change’. Moving on

France’s at times toxic debate over immigration anticipated America’s contemporary global debate over immigration, one that scapegoats the most vulnerable populations as thieves, rapists and murderers. England’s decision to leave the European Union, what’s become popularly known as “Brexit,” came in the wake of a xenophobic campaign that smeared immigration as spelling the death knell of a racially pure British identity.

We can no longer afford to pretend that immigrants entering any nation on earth are not fellow citizens seeking the opportunity to thrive and become citizens of a reimagined world community. France’s World Cup team demonstrates to all how immigration, at its best, holds the key to a liberated and more humane future for us all.

In other words, let them all in. Just not near where the liberals live. They don’t like that much.

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11 Responses to “CNN: France’s World Cup Win A Win For Africa And All Immigrants Or Something”

  1. covjefe says:


    In other words, let them all in.

    That’s not what the author said in his own words, you did.

    N.B.: 15 of the French team had African roots.


    French people, your World Cup win is not yours (ed.,according to the author)

    Abd that’s not what the author said. The soccer team members WERE all French! is his point. Even Frenchmen with African and other immigrant roots are still French.

    You might want to check your motives. “In other words” you’re saying legal immigrants aren’t welcome.

  2. covjefe says:

    You should just be bold (like dave) and state your position:

    “In other words” you’re saying that immigrants, especially brown and black immigrants, just aren’t as desirable as the whites that were there first – even if the immigrants turn out to be the world’s best soccer players. Maybe the US needs MORE immigration!

    This concept is explicitly fueling tRump’s permanent campaign, and he’s counting on the passion of you and other of his cult members to bail him out when the going gets very rough over the next several months. (Economy goes south, trade war escalates, North Korea has to be taught a lesson, Dems take the House and start investigation after investigation, but especially Mueller).

  3. covjefe says:

    Do you have an opinion on whether legal immigrants are valuable.

    After all, immigrant Frenchmen led France to a World Championship in soccer. Which was the point of the article.

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