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Ever since Sept 11 europeans have been encouraged to believe that the big new problem for their continent is discrimination Particularly Islamophobia In other words prejudice against the European Unions estimated 15 million Muslims Europes antibias bureaucracies the main brooders on this new menace are a wonder to behold There is a European Monitering Centre on Racism and Intolerance And of course there are antibias agencies in each of the EUs 15 member countries On top of everything else the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights keeps involving itself in European bias issues and recently demanded that measures taken in the struggle against terrorism do not discriminate in purpose or effect on grounds of race color descent or national or ethnic origin The European Council said it agreed with the High Commissioner Affirmative action in Europe has a strange look to it For openers its not called affirmative action For reasons never logically explicated but possibly in and effort to de-emphasize the copycat aspect--affirmative action is after all an American invention--the European Union calls it positive discrimination Second and much stranger its generally noncontroversial Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon gave affirmative action to the US back in the 1960sand in the ensuing 40 years Americans have regularly torn passions to tatters in arguing about race and sex preferences In the US affirmative action means boundless litigation and statewide referendums Nothing like this happens in Europe Positive discrimination is growing prodigiously on the continent and hardly anybodys complaining The most high-profile critic of ethnic preferences in Europe would appear to be Jean-Marie Le Pen in France whoe fascist and anti-Semitic views do not exaclty make hiim a credible opponent of the positive discrimination trend Serious mainstream politicians and intellectuals have been no-shows in the loyal opposition to this dogma In 1990s the French goverment was vowing never to get into discrimination positive This position had collapsed by 2000 when the French Labor
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