At the fair, you could buy products from “designers from Africa and from Africa”: food, alcohol, ready-made products, books, cosmetics – informs Je Consomme Noir.
Many Parisians have expressed their opposition on social media to the restriction of exhibition spaces at the fair due to the skin color of the exhibitors.
“We don’t play politics, we want to send a positive message by doing something for our community”
explains an activist in the organization, who added that he had received positive feedback from customers of “all races”. He adds, however, that “he expected this kind of criticism.”
It was the first fair organized by an association founded in June 2020 to “help the businesses of the (black) community to improve its way of communicating”.
The organization also prepares workshops and courses and promotes companies run by black owners on social networks. Her page on Instagram is followed by nearly 60 thousand. people.
Lawyer Michael Amado, a specialist in commercial law, told the daily Le Figaro: “Like the Christmas markets in Alsace, Provence or the West Indies, there is nothing to prevent traders from organizing around the topic, no matter what whether it is being a Negro, African or a descendant of Africans ”. It is important that customers, regardless of their race, have access to the fair.
Source: PAP, niezalezna.pl,