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Fighting discrimination in a hostile political environment: the case of “colour-blind” France

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This introduction discusses responses to ethno-racial discrimination in a hostile political environment, colour-blind France. The article presents the current characteristics of the French case, including data measuring ethnoracial discrimination. We outline the on-going role of state institutions and their agents in disqualifying minority claims, but also the recent turn against Islam and the hostility towards new movements against structural racism. We discuss how colour-blindness constrains both local policies and movements. We examine the consequences for individuals that experience discrimination and the collectives that fight against it. We highlight the various strategies that they adopt such as discretion, infrapolitical mobilization as well as tactical re-framing.
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hal-03941555 , version 1 (16-01-2023)

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Angéline Escafré-Dublet, Virginie Guiraudon, Julien Talpin. Fighting discrimination in a hostile political environment: the case of “colour-blind” France. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2023, Published online: 10 Jan 2023, pp.1-19. ⟨10.1080/01419870.2022.2155482⟩. ⟨hal-03941555⟩
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