When: Thu., March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2018
In France, race is widely considered to be an invalid category of identification. In 2013, the National Assembly voted to remove all traces of the word from French legislation. A strict set of laws forbids the collection of census or data based on race, ethnicity or religion. Equality, as illustrated by the Republic’s color-blind stance, denies identity-claim made on racial grounds. Yet, despite this egalitarian stance, the national conception of citizenship has produced, and continues to produce, religious and ethnic identities.