Berbers in France
|(over 2,000,000 (1 million Kabyles ))|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse.|
|French, Berber languages|
|Related ethnic groups|
Berbers and discrimination in France
In March 1990, according to a poll reported in Le Monde, 76% of those polled said that there were too many Berbers in France while 39% said they had an "aversion" to Berbers. In the following years, Interior Minister Charles Pasqua was noted for dramatically toughening immigration laws.
The "Hijab ban" law, presented as secularization of schools, and supported by all major parties in the French parliament, as well as many feminists, was interpreted by its critics as an "indirect legitimization of anti-Muslim stereotypes, fostering rather than preventing racism."
In 2010, a poll found that 28 percent of French people think that Berbers are "more likely to commit crimes than members of other ethnic groups".
- Isabelle Adjani
- Saïd Taghmaoui
- Samy Naceri
- Jacques Villeret
- Sami Bouajila
- Mhamed Arezki
- Marie-José Nat
- Dany Boon
- Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of Education (Socialist Party)
- Mohammed Arav Bessaoud, Berber activist
- Samia Ghali
- Éric Zemmour
- Gisèle Halimi
- Arnaud Montebourg
- Rachid Kaci
- Razzy Hammadi
- Yazid Sabeg et Laurence Méhaignerie, Les oubliés de l'égalité des chances, Institut Montaigne, 2004
- Pour une histoire sociale du berbère en France, Salem Shaker, Inalco, 2004
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- Alex Duval Smith: France divided as headscarf ban is set to become law The Guardian, February 1, 2013
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