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French minorities: Questioning the Republican Model

Categories: North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, France, Togo, U.S.A., United Kingdom, Ethnicity & Race, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Politics, Protest

Togolese-origined French politician Kofi Yamgnane posts a December 13 conference announcement that questions the limitations of French republicanist integration [1](Fr): “Integration in the French tradition … is resolutely hostile to any differentiation or separation founded on individual origins … Contrary to the Anglo-Saxon model, the Republican model rejects communities and opposes their distinctness. At a time of globalization and increasingly important migrations, at a time of acute crisis in our suburbs and of immense social pain, is this model still efficient?”