As I keep saying, the #BLM lunacy is transcontinental, spreading from the imperial center to the colonies.
France renames a school from Colbert, the founder of dirigisme and one of the founders fathers of economic protectionism, whose reforms allowed the Sun King to achieve Napoleonic Wars-level mobilization rates and fight half of Europe… to Rosa Parks, an American who has nothing to do with France.
Meanwhile, his statue has been vandalized in front of the National Assembly.
And this is all happening despite Macron being, perhaps surprisingly, more based on the Looter Question than BoJo and Trump combined, unreservedly declaring that France isn’t removing any statues.
Why are the SJWs and some minorities “triggered” by Colbert? Because he happened to draft the Code Noir, a set of laws meant to regulate slavery in the French colonial empire. They at least established some minimal legal protections for slaves and the main tragedy, so long as abolition wasn’t on the agenda, is that they were very rigorously enforced.
I imagine a further irony is that some of the French blacks campaigning for canceling Colbert must be the descendants of those who had sold their co-ethnics into slavery in the first place.