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An Eye-opening Return to Martinique

Race and society on the Caribbean island of Martinique, with Lyndsay Johns.

Lyndsay Johns returns to Martinique and finds out about the Caribbean island’s attitude towards race. Martinique is officially part of France – an 'Overseas Departement'. While there is an independence movement, there's never been much of an appetite to actually shake off French rule. But some colonial attitudes towards skin colour have persisted despite the island’s peaceful polyglot culture.

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Mike Wendling

Photo: Dancers wearing patterned Madras clothing from the French Carribbean island of Martinique (Valery Hachev/AFP/Getty Images)

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