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Does legislation provide for the possibility of adopting special/positive measures prevent or compensate for disadvantages linked to racial or ethnic origin in order to ensure full equality in practice?

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Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
26/12/2011 - 12:04
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In recognizing and addressing racism and discrimination, French policy must therefore work within the differential categories that are judged to be legally and philosophically acceptable. It is as poor, young, or old people, as women, as inhabitants of socially deprived areas, and so on, that the victims of racism and discrimination may benefit indirectly from programs that may, indeed, be defined with their specific  concerns in mind. What is both legally impossible and socially unacceptable is to design policies that explicitly target beneficiaries in terms of their "origin", their "identity" or their "ethnic group".

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