Vote of exchange or race?

by Fabiana Settanni - 2012.04.17

What is the element that will weigh more in the voting decisions of the French of immigrant origin in the upcoming presidential elections? Social class, culture, level of study? Yes, but only up to a certain point. It seems, in fact, that it will affect more a factor often omitted because politically incorrect: the race. Since, according to a recent study by the Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, blacks and mulattoes tended to position themselves on the Left, while the white on the Right. The first, in fact, unlike the second, they tend not to integrate due to their ethnicity and consequently opt for the parties of the "Gauche", known to be less "assimilationists". Things that force us to reflect, but we also leave some doubt. Until a few decades ago, in fact, France did not say the same of Italian immigrants? At that time, in fact, Italians were considered "not assimilable" because of the Catholic faith up to the point of being called ironically "Christos".

Published in Citizenship.
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