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The Case of Colorblindness

This book offers a unique perspective on contemporary France by focusing on racial diversity, race and racism as central features of French society and identity.

The author critically reviews the contentious public policies and significant issues, including the 2005 French riots and the policies regarding the Islamic veil, revealing how color-blind racism plays a role in the persistence of racial inequality for French racial minorities.

Drawing from American sociological frameworks, this outstanding study presents a new way of thinking in the study of racial identity politics in today’s France.

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gain momentum from their own limited success – when more of those outside of the elite progress through the universities, only to find their progress impeded still in significant ways. Together, such internal and external pressures are forcing universities to respond. If recent years have seen a revitalization of the appetite for diversity and inclusivity that seeks to redress systemic inequalities, our understanding and ability to address them in everyday academic practice has not kept pace. This volume recognizes the scope for engaging and seeking to expand our

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status that allows people to make a claim against state services. Furthermore, as noted in the previous chapter , it also incorporates the suggestion by Dean and Melrose (1999) that citizenship has been presented as a ‘totalising’ concept, often gender neutral, essentially universal and ahistorical. Citizenship, especially within the UK context, has developed a particular masculine, White, able-bodied and heterosexual assumption about citizens which obscures the broader diversity of citizens. While this chapter does not seek to be comprehensive in scope, it

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257 CHAPTER 10 The diversity advantage One of the most important challenges facing modern societies, and at the same time one of our most significant opportunities, is the increase in ethnic and social heterogeneity in virtually all advanced countries Robert Putnam, Diversity and Community in the 21st Century, 2007 Introduction For centuries, if not throughout human history, cities have grown and changed as a result of migration and immigration. A consequence is that all cities are, to some extent, multicultural or multiethnic.1 In Chapter 2 I discussed the

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This chapter defines and discusses key concepts and terminology relating to health and biomedical research, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), disability, neurodiversity, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, and sexual orientation. These terms evolve, are debated, and can be the subject of much contestation. The chapter will acknowledge additional categories of diversity that might be impacting on researchers’ careers, and the concept of intersectionality will be introduced. Concepts that are introduced will be referred to and revisited in subsequent

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, there have been several attempts over the years – mostly unsuccessful – by scholars, nongovernmental organizations, and elected officials to argue for the inclusion of “ethnic statistics,” as they have come to be called in France. The most recent attempt was made by a group of local elected officials from different minority groups who advocate for a change in the law. However, a 2010 report written by the Comité pour la Mesure et l’Évaluation de la Diversité et des Discriminations (Comedd, or Committee for the Measure and Evaluation of Diversity and Discriminations

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137 7 Negotiating diversity and equality Andreas Novy and Carla Weinzierl Introduction Europe is a melting pot, characterised by a rich cultural heritage and currently becoming increasingly diverse through immigration. At the same time, it is divided by deep socioeconomic inequalities. Increasing diversity and rising inequality seem to go hand in hand. This chapter tries to disentangle the complex relationship of diversity and inequality and how they play out in local social innovation initiatives. On the one hand, reducing inequality in its multiple

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Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This important book explores the values of equality and diversity as promoted across liberal societies, drawing on various traditions of political and social philosophy, including liberal egalitarianism, existentialism, and elements of post-modernism and post-structuralism. These philosophies are applied to policy and practice debates, especially concerning disability issues, but also relating to gender and multiculturalism. It will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students across a range of social studies disciplines.

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43 THREE Tales of the city: diversity in diversity, working between and within local differences ‘…on a micro and macro level, you are needed. Muslim women are needed to fulfil your own fullest potential for your own individual benefit, for the benefit of your family, for the benefit of your local community, for your region or city. Of course, our country (and it is our country) needs all of us to maximise our potential and especially some of the untapped talent of British Muslim women. And frankly our planet needs you.’ Sadiq Khan MP, 10 Jan 2009

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