Freitag, 16. November 2012

"The Africanization of France" ?

One in three newborns of non-European origin..

Geographically one finds France in Europe, but demographically the country is swiftly drifting towards Africa as recent data indicates. France, unlike America, does not hold censuses on ethnicity, but follows instead its ideal of the color-blind republic. This, obviously, does not change one bit 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. Pertinent material has come from quite an unexpected source, medicine, and it has all the hallmarks of allowing us for the first time an adequately precise and unbiased look into the strong growth of the non-White population in France.

Since 2000, the country has conducted a nationwide program of neonatal screening for sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD is a genetic disease by and large peculiar to non-European people.


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Die Sichelzellenanämie (med.: Drepanozytose), auch Sichelzellanämie (englisch: sickle cell anemia) ist eine erbliche Erkrankung der roten Blutkörperchen (Erythrozyten). Sie gehört zur Gruppe der Hämoglobinopathien (Störungen des Hämoglobins). Bei den Betroffenen liegt eine Mutation der beta-Kette des Hämoglobins vor. Es können entweder alle beta-Ketten betroffen sein (schwere, homozygote Form) oder nur ein Teil. (mildere, heterozygote Form).

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