Wednesday, November 09, 2005

France Burns

AlterNet, this morning, provided this excellent explication of what's going on in France with non-white disaffected youth who, as Fracois Mitterrand--Socialist President of France at the time--noted in 1990:

"What hope does a young person have who's been born in a quartier without a soul, who lives in an unspeakably ugly high-rise, surrounded by more ugliness, imprisoned by gray walls in a gray wasteland and condemned to a gray life, with all around a society that prefers to look away until it's time to get mad, time to FORBID."

Whatever efforts Mitterrand made to address the "gray" lives of these forgotten people failed.

This is a good read and does quite succinctly describe what's going on in France today.

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