Thursday, May 31, 2007

Conference Spotting

A few months ago, I described the color-blind ideology as "the French model," due to the fact that color-blindness has found its purest home in the land of the Gauls (and also, admittedly, because I figured it would annoy those on the right who like to think of Europe as enthralled by hyper-liberal multiculturalism). This stood in contrast to the American system which permits some color-consciousness (affirmative action being the key example).

But it seems the language has penetrated. Paul Secunda has the goods on an upcoming conference in Paris exploring comparative race relations. From the announcement: "Should Europe adopt US-style affirmative action? Should the US embrace the French model of color blindness?"



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note that this is not actually that new. People who have studied race in France have used that lingo before.

6/02/2007 7:37 AM  

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