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GUEST,David Hannam BS: Paris Immigrant?Riots (154* d) RE: BS: Paris Immigrant?Riots 13 Nov 05

David asks, "Do poor 'native' frenchmen riot dianavan?" Yes, actually, they have been known to riot and rebel.

When? Where?

The point is, David, rarely do you see the rich, riot. In fact I can't think of any occasion that they ever had to resort to rioting. Rioting, David, is the voice of the poor, whether they are immigrants or not. This time, it is poor immigrants, rioting. The cause is discrimination which native Frenchman do not face.

Indeed the rich do not riot. There is no doubting that outcry over poor living standards is a really good and essential thing.

But there are poor french 'native' communities, and to think that native french-people do not suffer from discrimination is too simplistic. Discrimination goes both ways. As in this country, UK, positive discrimination has been a blight on the system of fairness and equality, i.e best man for the job, regardless of colour? In truth, no doubting, that people from ethnic backgrounds have suffered from discrimination in the workforce, but so have native peoples too.

There exists french communities, that are very very poor, but at the end of the day, they do not riot, shoot, commit arson and ruin peoples lives.

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