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“European Values” & Racism

Are the rise of right-wing parties and the increasing crackdowns on immigrants antithetical to European values?

Just as the term “family values” can mean different things in the US — the term “European values” also has multiple meanings, depending on who is using it. In recent months, Europe has witnessed mass deportations and crackdowns on religious and ethnic minorities. With the burka ban in France and parts of Italy, the anti-Roma movements in France and Hungary and police surveillance cameras set up in predominately Muslim neighbourhoods in the UK, the continent seems to be experiencing a shift in ideology that is centred less on notions of liberty and inclusion and more on protectionism and exclusion.


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