Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
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.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.