The Shorn Identity

Bell, David A.
November 2005
New Republic;11/28/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 22/23, p20
This article focuses on the riots in France and claims that France's method for integrating ethnic groups no longer work. Between World War I and 1965, France took in a significantly higher proportion of immigrants than the U.S. did, and the diversity of cultures living in the country are evident even by picking up a phone book. The problem is that unlike the U.S., France never celebrated itself as a melting pot of immigrants and therefore remains, in large part, ignorant to its cultural past.


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