To be in your 20s during a pandemic: French youth share fears and hopes about post Covid-19 world
02 December 2020 | 12:39 pm
In the United States, lawmakers of colour wonder whether Joe Biden will deliver on his vow to build a government that better reflects diversities. We also hear from 30 young people who spoke to a French newspaper about what it's like to grow up in the midst of a pandemic. Finally, we look at the unveiling of a statue in Britain which is set to receive a less-than-flattering welcome.
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