Manuel Valls has beautiful be party in the catalan country, he did not forget France so far. Even away from the sphere of French politics, the former Prime minister keeps an eye on the current society, and anger in particular. Of what to allow him to give his opinion on the current tensions in connection with matters relating to race and police violence. In an interview with the magazine current Values, and which must be published on Thursday 18 June, he entrusts, inter alia, that, according to him, " the class struggle disappears in favor of the "war between races" ". He also denounces what he sees as the emergence of a " logic of victimization ".
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"The death of Adama Traoré is a drama "which is" manipulated by (his) sister, Assa, and the collective support, " said Manuel Valls, after the events of 2 and 13 June. "I established obviously a distinction between the organisers of (these) events and those who go there in good faith, who are outraged by racism, and want to report it. It is a global movement that is rather healthy, " he adds. But " comparisons with the murder of a racist and vile George Floyd (the United States) are unacceptable, because they are used to accusing France of being racist, to demonstrate a supposed racism of the State." "The police, like the gendarmerie, is deeply republican," says the former minister of the Interior.
A terrible war, which "essentialise as a function of skin colour"
According to him, " this logic of victimization is enhanced thanks to the links between the movement former and a party of the left : the NPA, environmentalists, a fringe of France insubordinate, the PC, or even a minority of the socialist Party ". For Manuel Valls, " the class struggle disappears in favor of the confrontation, the war between "races". This war is terrible, because it essentialise according to the color of skin. It aggregates, but it is also in competition with political islam. It is an explosive cocktail ".
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The former head of the government also believes that " the idea of the existence of a privilege white is absurd and dangerous. There is no question of denying that it is easier to be white than black in some countries or areas. The fault in that ? Racism, discrimination, inequality... It is a question of equality and rights, not privilege ". "Our only answer, it is the Republic. Not a sum of communities, " he says also. When asked about a possible entry to the government, Manuel Valls, today a municipal councillor of Barcelona, responds : "I don't demand anything. I remain attentive to what is happening in France. "