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It's never as simple as racism or economic disadvantage. I would not hesitate to say that the US a problem with racism and being on the receiving end of racial descrimination is an economic disadvantage. However, it doesn't do a great deal to explain why some people riot and other people don't. African Americans have been involved in some rather dramatic riots on ocassion. They certainly have been victims of racial descrimination. However, Mexican Americans and Asian Americans have been the receipients of essentially about as much descrimination and I don't recall an instance of their engaging in riots.
by Richard Lyon (rllyon@gmail.com) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 06:48:57 PM EST
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