Description: France provides a remarkable lens for exploring racism. The country is committed through its revolutionary republican, anti-aristocratic principles to the denial of the relevance of race or any other form of identity other than citizenship. Yet inequalities based on race, ethnicity and religion are glaring. Jean-Claude Beaujour discusses that in the face of opposition to what are often described as "American-style" civil rights remedies, French business interests, wanting the economic benefits of competing in a diverse world market, are leading a campaign to legitimize the principle of embracing diversity.
Sponsor: Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice and Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy