On October 16, 2009, the president of the French nuclear power company, Areva, said on French television that the company would rather hire women or immigrants, anyone but a “white male.” On October 22, one of the company directors, Daniel Guillon, took part in a public corporate PR meeting in the city of Aubagne.
An activist from the French group Reconquista (the word means something different in France) took the floor to challenge the company’s anti-white hiring polices and to suggest that since Mr. Guillon is a “white male,” he should set an example by resigning and offering his job to one of the protected classes. The question elicited a brisk round of applause. A YouTube clip of the exchange–unfortunately only in French–is available here. Reconquista activists then distributed flyers in the area denouncing Areva’s anti-white policies.
On November 5, the editor of ID [Identity] magazine, Pierre Chatov, gave a lecture entitled “From the USA to Areva: A Little Story About Affirmative Action.” The poster for the talk leaves no doubt about the perspective of ID magazine.