A United Nations independent expert, after a mission to France, has noted that “visible” minority immigrants are targets of racism.

UN Independent Expert on minority issues, Gay J. McDougall said, “Racism is alive, insidious and clearly targeted at those ‘visible’ minorities of immigrant heritage, the majority of whom are French citizens.”

McDougall called on the government to take action to address “widespread, entrenched and institutionalized discrimination.”

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