He made two unexceptional remarks: 1) The born-African "took away a job from an Italian doctor". 2) "Africans are Africans and belong to an ethnic group very different from ours" For this, he has to pay the negress €50,000!
Italy's first black minister has said she feels "vindicated" after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.
Mario Borghezio has been order to pay Cécile Kyenge 50,000 euros ($55,690; £42,895) by a court in Milan. Among other comments, Borghezio said she "took away a job from an Italian doctor" in a 2013 radio interview.
The Northern League MEP must also pay Ms Kyenge's legal fees. Borghezio - who was briefly suspended by his party in 2011 for saying he agreed with parts of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik's manifesto - reportedly said he would lose his house following the ruling.
However, Ms Kyenge, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, told the BBC's Newsday radio programme: "At the end of the day this is a strong message against impunity. those who believe there is no justice should think twice.
"Through this verdict the younger generations have also learned that a civilised society is based on mutual respect, and zero tolerance for discrimination."
Ms Kyenge, pictured, decided to pursue him through the courts - and won Ms Kyenge, who trained as an ophthalmologist in Italy, found herself subject to abuse after she was named as integration minister in 2013 - including having bananas thrown at her during a political rally and being compared to an orang-utan.
She was provided with police protection, but decided to pursue Borghezio through the courts after the 2013 interview, in which he also said "Africans are Africans and belong to an ethnic group very different from ours".Source
The European Parliament voted to lift Borghezio's immunity from prosecution to make this possible.