Although it is illegal for the French state to collect data on ethnicity and race a law with its origins in the revolution and reaffirmed in the constitution of ,  various population estimates exist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Raoul Diagne , first black player to be selected for the French national football team. Larbi Benbarek , nicknamed "the Black Pearl", largely remembered as the first successful black footballer in Europe. Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. The New York Times. Retrieved 27 October International Herald Tribune.
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By Peter Allen for MailOnline. Flora Coquerel, a year-old whose mother is from the West African state of Benin, was crowned on live television on Saturday night. Mixed France: Flora Coquerel, a year-old whose mother is from the West African state of Benin, was crowned on live television on Saturday night left. Pictured for the first time since her historic win today right , she spoke of her pride.
Her victory underscored what was already a watershed year in pageantry, which for decades struggled with racism, segregation and gender stereotyping. Last week, when Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was named Miss Universe, it was the first time four major pageant crowns were held by black women. Together, their wins showed how the competitions have evolved from typically only validating features associated with white women, like lighter skin and straight hair.
Add Alicia Aylies to that list. Aylies, 18, was crowned Miss Guyane earlier this year, as she hails from French Guiana. The official language of residents is French, but many speak Guianese Creole. The more you know….