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2007

University of Massachusetts Boston

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Black Skin, White Masks Revisited: Contemporary Post-Colonial Dilemmas In The Netherlands, France, And Belgium, Eric Mielants Jun 2007

Black Skin, White Masks Revisited: Contemporary Post-Colonial Dilemmas In The Netherlands, France, And Belgium, Eric Mielants

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Several problems beset the immigrant communities and academic scholarship in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. The current politicization of higher education--who gets tenure or governmental financial support for what kind of social science research--results in timid criticism of existing public policies. The greatly differential integration models used in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France have resulted in different ways of collecting data and analyzing the 'other.' This article addresses how divergent discourses about the 'other' have been constructed over time: according to the French assimilationist model, ethnic minorities do not (officially) 'exist'; the Netherlands, until recently, embraced a 'tolerant' multi-cultural model ...