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Sorry about that comment, let anger over an argument get away, and in any case I shouldn't bring a dispute from one thread over to another.
by MarekNYC on Sat Mar 3rd, 2007 at 01:26:13 PM EST
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It's OK. I (as many here) appreciate your contributions and I think we shouldn't rub salt on our respective wounds.

By the way, I agree with your comment above: we have a lot to learn from each others on the racism/integration issue. However, I don't think you can easily import "tools" from a very different model. For example, it is almost impossible to implement affirmative action based on race in the French model because this is not a criterion recognised in the French society (IMHO rightly so). However, it is possible to develop affirmative action-like schemes based on social or geographical criteria. In fact we started to do so recently, but it is insufficient. And, for sure enforcing much more harshly anti-discrimination laws is possible and necessary.

 

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Sat Mar 3rd, 2007 at 02:19:00 PM EST
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Please note that, before any argument on another thread, I gave your substantial comment above a 4, and am not about to take it back.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Mar 4th, 2007 at 03:53:00 PM EST
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