Good call, Nick. If you actually implement this you will do nothing but further enflame the resentments of French non-Muslims, and virtually guarantee that LePen will be the next President of France. And remember: among French leaders, Sarkozy was the tough one.
“Sarkozy call to help minorities,” from BBC News, with thanks to JE:
Positive discrimination is the only way to guarantee equal opportunities for all people in France, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has said.
“Positive discrimination” in order to guarantee “equal opportunities”? Welcome to Multiculturalist Wonderland, where common sense just doesn’t apply.
Mr Sarkozy says he wants the law to ensure equal opportunities in practice – without introducing ethnic quotas.
High unemployment and discrimination against young black and Arab people have been blamed for a wave of rioting in several French cities in late 2005.
President Jacques Chirac opposes the principle of positive discrimination.
For him and for Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, such policies only increase the differences between communities and are against the traditional French republican model.
The government wants more use of anonymous CVs.
One scheme in Bordeaux showed that job seekers tended to get more interviews when employers could not see their name or address.
But for Interior Minister Sarkozy, voluntary measures are not enough.
He wants the law to impose what he calls French-style positive discrimination – not to introduce ethnic quotas, he says, but to ensure equal opportunity in practice.