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Anti-Discrimination Policies In France And The United States:
Making A Difference

International Conference, 21-23 November 2002

Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies
in association with the Department of Sociology
Florida State University


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - Room 204, Longmire Building, Ivy Way

1:00-1:45 pm                 Registration and coffee

1:45-2:00 pm                 Opening remarks

2:00-3:30 pm              Session 1: Overview

Chair: Jill Quadagno (Florida State University)

  • Erik Bleich (Middlebury College) French Anti-Discrimination Policy: From Bit Part to Center Stage?
  • Joe Feagin (University of Florida at Gainesville) Affirmative Action: A Critique of Tokenism

3:30-4:00 pm                 Coffee break

4:00-6:00 pm              Session 2: Policing

Chair: Owusu-Ansah Agyapong (Florida A & M University)

  • Patrick L. Mason (Florida State University) - Traffic Stop Data Analysis: The Florida Highway Patrol and Racial Differences in Traffic Stops and Driver Treatment
  • Diop Kamau (Florida State University) - Minority Experiences of Policing
  • Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris) -  Raising Discrimination Awareness among Police Services in France

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Building

9:00-10:30 am                         Session 3: Defining and Using Ethnic Categories

Chair: Delia Poey (Florida State University)

·  Patrick Simon (Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, Paris) - Invisible Minorities : Statistics, Inequalities and Policies against Discrimination in France

  • Suzanne Oboler (University of Illinois at Chicago) - New Shades to Old Tales: Post 9/11 Perspectives on Ethnic Labels and Discrimination

10:30-11:00 am             Coffee break

11:00 am-12:30 pm            Session 4: Employment

Chair: Jeff Jacques (Florida A &M University)

  • John Skrentny (University of California at San Diego) - Equal Employment Opportunity Policy in the US: Half-Hearted and Incoherent
  • Olivier Noël (Institut Social et Coopératif de Recherche Appliquée, Montpellier) - Referential Instability in the Struggle Against Employment Discrimination 

Lunch break

2:00 -3:30 pm                          Session 5: Personal and Political Approaches

Chair: Philippe Dewitte (Hommes et migrations, Paris)  

  • Sophie Body-Gendrot (Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne) - Anti-Discrimination Policy in Urban Contexts
  • Elijah Anderson (University of Pennsylvania) - Black Executives and Antiracism

3:30-4:00 pm                 Coffee break

4:00-6:00 pm             Session 6: Education

Chair: Beverly Bower (Florida State University)

  • Ofelia Garcia (Teachers College, Columbia University) - New Hopes and Barriers in US Education: The Language of High Stakes Tests and the Languages of Schoolchildren
  • Françoise Lorcerie (Institut de Recherches et d'Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, Aix-en-Provence) - An Improbable Policy : The Struggle Against Discrimination in French Schools
  • Christina Paulston (University of Pittsburgh) - Official Languages and the Education of Linguistic Minorities

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 - Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Building

9:00-10:30 am             Session 7: Housing

Chair: Suzanne Sinke (Florida State University)

  • Patrick Simon (Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, Paris) - The Housing of Ethnic Minorities in France : the Institutionalization of  Discrimination
  • John Goering (Baruch College, City University of New York) - ­ How Fair is "Fair Housing"?  A Review of Recent Research on the Levels and Forms of Housing Discrimination and Fair Housing Enforcement

10:30-11:00 - Coffee break

11:00 am -12:30 pm            Session 8: Making a Difference?

Chair: Alec Hargreaves (Florida State University)

  • Adrian Favell (University of California at Los Angeles) - From Free Movement to Anti-racism? The EU's Impact on Anti-discrimination Campaigning and Legislation
  • Sharon Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago) - Affirmative Action Policies- Progressive, Equivocal and Paradoxical Outcomes

For registration or further information contact:

Winthrop-King Institute for 
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies
Florida State University
Tallahassee Florida 32306-1540 Telephone: 850 644 7636 E


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