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(NYT64) PARIS -- Nov. 10, 2005 -- FRANCE-IDENTITY -- Semou Diouf, 50, in Paris on Thursday, Nov., 10, 2005. Diouf has spoken French all his life and was educated in France but says he still feels like an outsider, despite living under a Constitution that is officially color blind. Millions of French citizens, whether immigrants or the offspring of immigrants, feel rejected by traditional French society, which has resisted adjusting a vision of itself forged in fires of the French Revolution. The concept of French identity remains rooted deep in the country's centuries-old culture and a significant portion of the population has yet to accept the increasingly multi-ethnic make-up of the population. Put simply, being French, for many people, remains a baguette and beret affair. (Ed Alcock/The New York Times)

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