Lawrence Richard, Washington Examiner, July 2, 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron said a new wave of “woke culture” that has migrated from the United States is “racializing” his country.
The French president said he disagrees with any ideology that attributes value to people based on their gender or skin color.
“The logic of intersectionality fractures everything,” he said. “I stand for universalism. I don’t agree with a fight that reduces everyone to their identity or their particularity.”
His country is regressing, Macron said, because he believes leftist ideology places certain minority groups “under house arrest.”
“Social difficulties are not only explained by gender and the color of your skin, but also by social inequalities,” he added, pointing to an example of young white men in his hometown of Amiens “who also have immense difficulties, for different reasons, in finding a job.”