Discrimination at Work: Comparing European, French, and by Marie Mercat-Bruns, Elaine Holt, Christopher Kutz

By Marie Mercat-Bruns, Elaine Holt, Christopher Kutz

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Do the USA and France, either post-industrial democracies, range of their perspectives and legislation touching on discrimination? Marie Mercat-Bruns, a Franco-American student, examines the variations in how the 2 nations procedure discrimination. Bringing jointly popular felony scholars—including Robert publish, Linda Krieger, Martha Minow, Reva Siegel, Susan Sturm, Richard Ford, and others—Mercat-Bruns demonstrates how the 2 international locations have followed divergent ideas. the USA keeps, with combined good fortune at “colorblind” rules, to house problems with variety in collage enrollment, classification motion sex-discrimination court cases, and rampant police violence opposed to African American women and men. In France, the rustic has banned the full-face veil whereas making efforts to offer itself as an earthly republic. younger women and men whose mom and dad and grandparents got here from sub-Sahara and North Africa are caught dealing with a society that fails take into consideration the obstacles to employment and schooling they face.

Discrimination at Work offers an incisive comparative research of the way the character of discrimination in either nations has replaced, now frequently hidden, or steeped in deep subconscious bias. whereas it's infrequent for employers in either nations to overtly discriminate, deep systemic discrimination exists, rooted in structural and environmental reasons and the methods every one nation has handled distinction in general. Invigorating and incisive, the e-book examines hot-button concerns reminiscent of sexual harassment; race, non secular and gender discrimination; and equality for LGBT participants, thereby supplying comparisons intended to additional social equality and primary human rights throughout borders.

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He was a great liberal but strongly opposed to affirmative action. It conflicted with his long-expressed views that the Constitution and the law should be color-blind. I did not doubt their commitment to color blindness, even though I disagreed with them. But there is no reason to conclude that the conservatives on this Court are acting based on a principle of support for equality, but through color blindness. They have never supported efforts to provide opportunity and equality for black Americans.

I’ll develop on antidiscrimination transformation. I think that between 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was passed,6 and 1978, when the Bakke decision was handed down,7 there was an enormous change in the views of the American public with regard to discrimination and antidiscrimination law and the rights of minorities. If you go back into the 1950s, when the civil rights movement was becoming an important force in the United States, leading up to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, there was enormous white resistance, some by those who simply believed in white supremacy and some by those who held strong biases.

Stanley Mosk served as the attorney general of California and then for many years on the California Supreme Court. He was a great liberal but strongly opposed to affirmative action. It conflicted with his long-expressed views that the Constitution and the law should be color-blind. I did not doubt their commitment to color blindness, even though I disagreed with them. But there is no reason to conclude that the conservatives on this Court are acting based on a principle of support for equality, but through color blindness.

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