By Falko Baumgartner
France — unlike America — does not hold censuses on ethnicity … but follows instead its ideal of the “color-blind” republic. This, obviously, does not change the ethnic reality on the ground, but it certainly helps to keep its citizens in the dark about it. No official figures exist on the size of the immigrant population and the native French – until now.
Since 2000, [France] has conducted a nationwide program of neonatal screening for (SCD) sickle cell disease. SCD is a genetic disease by and large peculiar to non-European people. However, due to 3rd-World immigration (NON-white) it has become the most common genetic disorder in today’s France.
Newborn babies in France are defined as “being at-risk for SCD when at least one parent originates from a risk region” where the responsible gene is prevalent. This national screening…
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