BOB DYLAN SUED FOR RACISM
A Croatian community organization from France is suing songwriter and civil rights symbol Bob Dylan for- of all things- racism. The suit is regarding comments Dylan made in a recent Rolling Stone interview about racial tension in America. Dylan said that color is “a distraction” for Americans and that black people can sense racism in white people “just like…Serbs can sense Croatian blood,” referencing longstanding and sometimes violent clashes between Roman Catholic Croats and Christian Orthodox Serbs. Free speech laws in Europe are much more stringent than in the U.S.; if Dylan is found guilty, he’ll be subject to a fine and formal sanction.
Read more: Tuesday December 3