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March 22, 1993 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-five years ago, Tony Clarke hopped a plane bound for Paris with a one-way ticket, $40 in his pocket and romantic visions of a colorblind French society. Like many African-Americans, he had come to seek his fortune in this European mecca that "Native Son" author Richard Wright had ecstatically described as "a place where your color is the least important thing about you."
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July 25, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French have renewed their very favorite love affair. With themselves. Suddenly, "La Marseillaise" is cool again. Waving the tricolor flag no longer means a person sympathizes with the far-right, immigrant-hating National Front party of Jean-Marie Le Pen. A stunning upset victory in the World Cup, the quadrennial international soccer tournament, has given the French immediate reason to feel good about themselves again.
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October 1, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speaking at a dinner in Orleans last summer, former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac shocked the French political Establishment with surprisingly strong--some commentators said racist--remarks about a predominantly Arab immigrant neighborhood in Paris. Historians may someday mark it as the moment that immigration became a dominant theme in late 20th-Century French politics.
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April 18, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some would later call Ibrahim Ali's death an unfortunate accident. Others saw it as a deliberate, racist act. But everyone agreed that two powerful forces in modern-day Europe collided violently at a suburban intersection here one recent night. Ali, a 17-year-old French citizen of East Africa's Comoro Islands, was running down the street with a dozen of his fellow rap musicians, trying to catch the last bus home from a rehearsal.
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June 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Francois Mitterrand tried to cool racial passions in France after a right-wing opposition leader touched off a storm by portraying Arab and black immigrants as noisy, smelly welfare mongers. "We must avoid excessive, emotional or demagogic answers," Mitterrand said in the town of Issoudun in response to a speech by former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac.
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July 25, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The French have renewed their very favorite love affair. With themselves. Suddenly, "La Marseillaise" is cool again. Waving the tricolor flag no longer means a person sympathizes with the far-right, immigrant-hating National Front party of Jean-Marie Le Pen. A stunning upset victory in the World Cup, the quadrennial international soccer tournament, has given the French immediate reason to feel good about themselves again.
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October 30, 1989
OK, California, drop those barbecue aprons to half-mast and pause a moment in memory of Cliff May (Obituaries, Oct. 20). Here was a man who made practical applications of the American spirit of the times after WWII. I lived in a Cliff May-inspired house in Long Beach and, except for a Wilson's infielder's glove I used during the summers of 1958-1962, it was the most elegantly form-fitting piece of construction I have ever occupied.
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May 15, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tens of thousands of French men and women, including President Francois Mitterrand, Roman Catholic Church leaders and political figures from the right and left, joined a massive march here Monday to demonstrate their revulsion at the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in southern France last week and a wave of other anti-Semitic incidents in recent months. Police estimated the turnout at 80,000 to 200,000. Just before demonstrators massed at the Place de la Republique for the 1.
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May 12, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of French left- and extreme right-wing political parties accused each other Friday of responsibility for the ghoulish desecration of a historic Jewish cemetery in southern France. Hundreds of Jewish leaders, anti-racism activists and families with relatives buried at the cemetery in Carpentras, near the city of Avignon, gathered Friday for ceremonies all over France to pray for understanding and condemn the graveyard vandalism.
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November 7, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move certain to enliven an already intense national debate over immigration and education, teachers at a public school in this industrial town north of Paris voted Monday to prevent Muslim girls from wearing head scarves to class. The girls, two sisters, 14 and 15, and a companion, 14, were turned away from class on the first day of school after a weeklong holiday. They had arrived wearing the head coverings they say are required by their faith.
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March 22, 1993 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty-five years ago, Tony Clarke hopped a plane bound for Paris with a one-way ticket, $40 in his pocket and romantic visions of a colorblind French society. Like many African-Americans, he had come to seek his fortune in this European mecca that "Native Son" author Richard Wright had ecstatically described as "a place where your color is the least important thing about you."
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June 2, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles riots and aftermath have had a ripple effect even in distant France, inspiring government ministers to create new programs aimed at preventing similar outbreaks of urban violence here. In some cases, such as the decision to assign 4,000 military draftees to blighted urban areas to help with crime prevention and community services, the French programs exceed in scope many of the remedies under discussion in the United States.
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January 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of anti-racist demonstrators marched through Paris, denouncing both the extreme-right National Front and the Socialist government for its tougher stance on immigration. Organizers said about 100,000 people joined the march, but police put the figure at 25,000. The protest was peaceful, with no disruption from National Front supporters.
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October 1, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speaking at a dinner in Orleans last summer, former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac shocked the French political Establishment with surprisingly strong--some commentators said racist--remarks about a predominantly Arab immigrant neighborhood in Paris. Historians may someday mark it as the moment that immigration became a dominant theme in late 20th-Century French politics.
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June 25, 1991 | Reuters
A third consecutive night of violence in this southern French town left 14 riot police injured, three of them seriously, in clashes with youths, police said Monday. Fifty to 70 youths, many wielding iron bars and throwing firebombs, were involved in the latest flare-up Sunday night, they said. Locals said most of the rioters were the children of harkis , the Arab name for Algerians who fought on the French side during the Algerian war and who sought safety in France in the 1960s.
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June 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Francois Mitterrand tried to cool racial passions in France after a right-wing opposition leader touched off a storm by portraying Arab and black immigrants as noisy, smelly welfare mongers. "We must avoid excessive, emotional or demagogic answers," Mitterrand said in the town of Issoudun in response to a speech by former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac.
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June 14, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The unexpected victory of an Islamic fundamentalist party in Algerian elections sent shock waves Wednesday throughout a political establishment in France that still has strong cultural and emotional ties to the former French colony.
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May 14, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A vandal defaced about 250 graves in two Jewish cemeteries near Haifa early Sunday, just days after the ghoulish desecration of Jewish tombs in southern France. Police questioned a 41-year-old Jewish man who had been seen loitering in the cemeteries in recent weeks, government television and radio reported. The black spray-painted graffiti appeared to be the work of a single person. Families of the dead who are buried at the Haifa cemeteries rushed to the scene to inspect the damage.
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June 14, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The unexpected victory of an Islamic fundamentalist party in Algerian elections sent shock waves Wednesday throughout a political establishment in France that still has strong cultural and emotional ties to the former French colony.
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May 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
Sixty police investigators have been sent to a southern town to help hunt for the vandals who desecrated graves and mutilated a corpse at a Jewish cemetery, the French government announced Wednesday. Officials also condemned an assault on a high school teacher who had talked about the desecration with her class. And still another case of desecration of a Jewish cemetery was reported Wednesday.
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