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Right, I was thinking someone should tell those kids about this poll so they can get with the program.  Unless that whole riot thing was just staged by the anti-French media.  </snark>

Ok, I seriously do know that there is an anti-French bias in the media, and you know, I'm a francophile myself, but it's getting a little boring blaming all France's problems on media vendettas...

I'd also like to point out that integration is not synonymous with equal treatment, as any African American can tell you.  This poll was helpfull, but it may be even more helpfull to survey the non-Muslim/Arab French population about if they think the Muslim/Arab French population has integrated well, and if they seem as French first or Muslim or Arab first.

And lastly I will add that if France is feeling unfairly singled out by otherwise liberal folks like me, it is a case of higher expectations.  Plus, the success of France is the success of everthing France stands for, values shared by liberals everywhere.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 02:00:08 PM EST
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