France And Identity Politics vs The Rest of the World

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July 15th 2018 was a big day for France. They’ve just won the World Cup for the second time, winning over Croatia with a stunning 4–2 victory. Immediately after this event, memes and various comedic jokes were circulating online of it being an African win due to the fact that 19 of its 23 players (15 of African descent), were the children of migrants or whose family generation have emigrated to…