14 January 2015

ICYMI: Stuff I wrote about France a while ago

A little over 4 years ago, I wrote up an analysis of the French burka [1] ban. Please see Part 1 and Part 2 for some background on how racism and religiosity are different in France than they are in the U.S. -- as I said to a friend of mine recently, it's as if the word foreign in the term foreign country is there for a reason.

[1] I say "burka" because the law is generally known as the "burka ban," even though the term is not accurate, yes, I know, Noz. The French law bans all attire that aims to cover the face, which certainly includes burkas, but also includes niqabs (veils).

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