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'Blacks belong in the kitchen, not theatre'

I wonder if they think blacks belong in audience of their funky little theater?


Paris - The management company of the Moulin Rouge cabaret lost an appeal on Friday against a court fine of €10 000 euros (about R80 000) for racial discrimination by refusing to employ a Senegalese man outside of its kitchen.

Abdoulaye Marega said he applied for a job at the cabaret in January 2001 but was told by employee Micheline Beuzit that "the Moulin Rouge doesn't take blacks in the theatre, only in the kitchen".

An investigation by state prosecutors found that the Moulin Rouge, whose scantily-clad can-can dancers are a huge tourist draw, had not hired a person who was not white as a performer or waiter for 40 years, though many are employed as kitchen staff.

Marega was awarded €4 500 in damages, and French anti-racism group SOS Racisme, which helped him bring the case, was awarded €2 300.

'The Moulin Rouge doesn't take blacks in the theatre, only in the kitchen'
An original fine of €3 000 euros on Beuzit following last November's ruling was halved by the appeals court.

Nestled in Paris's seedy Pigalle district, the Moulin Rouge had its heyday in the 19th century as a bawdy vaudeville and nightclub, depicted most recently in an eponymous cinematic musical starring Nicole Kidman.

Growing tamer with age, the club now draws coachloads of foreign tourists and groups of well-dressed executives to its nightly dinner and dance shows, famed for their lines of chorus girls with ostrich-feather head-dresses and racy high-kicks.

The club's staff manager told the court last autumn that since the case opened, the Moulin Rouge had taken on two people who were not white in its auditorium.
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pfft!! I don't believe it! I mean according to people on here, Europe doesn't discriminate! Especially the French!.


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As much as I love France, they seem to have a lot of racist elements. Look at the recent success of Le Pen.


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pfft!! I don't believe it! I mean according to people on here, Europe doesn't discriminate! Especially the French!.

oh hush, rocketta! the french have gone out of their way to make the algerians and other north africans feel quite at home in france.

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same happens to me sometimes...not even for "serious" but just "student" jobs...as soon as I show my "immigrant's card", the job is suddenly already taken

what can you do ...stupidity is everywhere...there are jerks everywhere...in France or elsewhere...and legislation isn't always easy to apply to face efficiently those discrimination problems...
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can someone tell me how much 10,000 euros is in American $$$??
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can someone tell me how much 10,000 euros is in American $$$??
roughly the same, give or take $1000, depending on the exchange rate.
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pfft!! I don't believe it! I mean according to people on here, Europe doesn't discriminate! Especially the French!.


no surprise, people just want any reason to bash on america


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