|"Many of the Muslim communities of Europe have not achieved any of these things. Your analogy is way, way off base, Marotta. This has absolutely nothing to do with race, and everything to do with the fact that Western culture, the most rational, benevolent, and humanistic culture in the history of the world (whether practiced in London or New York or Hong Kong or Bombay or Dubai) is under assault by the adherents of a backwater creed they themselves call "Submission."|
The troubles in France has a lot to do with race. You might remember Algeria, where many of the rioters are from. France colonized it for 150+ years and had an official policy of racism against the non-French population. The effects of which can still be seen in Algeria and France.
However, if most the youth had jobs or even a chance at a job, this would not be happening. The barriers to entry into the workforce are very high in France -- its very hard and expensive to hire and/or fire and to start your own business. So when jobs do open up, white french are much more likely to get a job over an equally qualified algerian/north african by a factor of 5 to 1 if studies are to be believed. While the jews in this country certainly faced oppression, they faced very few barriers to starting their own businesses. Again take any city in the US -- take the predominate minority and ensure male youth have a 50% unemployment rate and I guarantee it ain't gonna be pleasant, muslim, christian, jewish, asian, black or white.