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Kyenge 'hurt, but can't be stopped' by racist slurs

'I didn't expect so many insults' says black Italian minister

Kyenge 'hurt, but can't be stopped' by racist slurs

(see previous) Milan, May 3 - Recently appointed Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge said on Friday that she has been hurt by a barrage of racist epithets but they would not keep her from governing. "I didn't expect so many insults. As a human being I'm hurt, but I don't think the insults can stop me," she told Italian broadcaster La7. Since her appointment in Premier Enrico Letta's left-right government last Sunday, Kyenge has suffered racist attacks from the anti-immigrant Northern League and anonymous bigots.

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