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  • Writer's pictureColette 't Hart

Redefining Unity: The Quest for Inclusive Secularity in Modern France

Updated: Feb 22

Yo, let’s dive into France’s buzz about secularism! France, lauded for its rich culture and revolutionary spirit, seems to be caught in a web of its own making, all in the name of 'laïcité'—secularism. It’s like they’re setting the clock back, but in the worst way possible.

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The nation's on a mission to blend everyone into one mold, but here's the catch—this approach is creating more divides than unity. French folks from diverse backgrounds, like Muslims and Jews, who are just expressing their identity through their traditional threads, are being side-eyed and criticized. It’s like wearing a piece of your identity is a crime!

Muslim girls and Jewish boys, in particular, are catching heat. For real, it’s 2023, and it’s about time that individuality and diversity are embraced! Every person should feel free to rock their vibe without judgment.

France’s youth are a colorful tapestry, threads woven from different heritages, creating the unique fabric of French culture. It’s not just about blending in—it’s about celebrating every thread, every color, every pattern.

The pushback against traditional wear isn’t just backward—it’s an affront to the beauty of diversity. True richness in a democratic society isn’t found in homogeneity but in inclusivity and diversity. It’s about evolving together, recognizing our shared humanity, and respecting our differences.

France’s approach to secularism isn’t just outdated—it’s a disservice to its colorful, diverse, and vibrant new generations. These young spirits are the heartbeat of France’s future, and it’s high time the nation realizes the value of each hue in its human mosaic.

So, what’s the bottom line? France needs to step up its game and embrace the rainbow of cultures that make it what it is today. Diversity isn’t a threat—it’s the essence of a truly progressive and inclusive society. It’s not about assimilation—it’s about coexistence.

Let’s embrace our global identity and celebrate our shared and diverse heritage. After all, diversity is the new punk! Keep rocking those colors, those patterns, and those vibes! The world is a kaleidoscope, and it’s beautiful in every shade. 🌈✌️

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