French activists pose as employers to expose racism

French activists pose as employers to expose racism

PARIS — French anti-racism activists who telephoned temporary employment agencies posing as a construction firm that wanted to hire only “European” workers say that more than one-third of the firms agreed to help with the discriminatory search.

SOS Racisme, a national association of anti-discrimination groups, released audio recordings Friday of some of the calls made in May to 69 Paris-region temp agencies.

During the calls, activists pretended to work for a fictitious construction firm seeking manual laborers for a building site. They explained they were seeking only laborers with “European profiles,” suggesting not people of color.

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“If there’s absolutely no trace of this type of exchange, we can do what is necessary,” said a woman who answered one of the calls, according to

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