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First of all I think that our win in 1998 was important for French social cohesion, for asking questions which hadn't been been asked before, I mean about living together, the fact that France is a multi-coloured nation so it was also a good time to talk about colonialism, slavery… Also 1998 was the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in France, so I think it brought all these questions out into the open.feedback
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Jun 06 2014 Slavery
Lilian Thuram has most recently been quoted in an article called Lilian Thuram on tackling racism, politics, slavery and the World Cup. Lilian Thuram said, “Well of course as soon as you are a trainer or a manager you have to make choices, and as a general rule you make choices to achieve the best team possible. And the best possible team contains the strongest possible players. And players who can play together as a team.”. Lilian Thuram has been quoted a grand total of 12 times in 1 article.
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I would tell them – whether they are from Africa or any other continent – you have to explain to children that we are not born racist. We become racist, because racism is a cultural thing. I mean that throughout history we have always been shut into hierarchies linked to the colour of our skin, and so hierarchies are there in all of us and we have to question them in order to overcome them.feedback

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