Tuesday, December 27, 2005

French riots

I saw this via Drudge Report today.

Its an article looking back at the race riots in France two months back.

The journalist who wrote this alluded to the political structure as the cause for the high levels of unemployment. Although I don't know enough about the current political-economic situation in France, I know that's not the reason for one French youth cited in the article.

"The rage in the suburbs is only asleep," said Balastik, a French youth of Mauritanian origin who has been jobless since dropping out of school seven years ago and is dreaming of a career as a rapper with his band, Styladone. "It wouldn't take much to wake it up again." (Source: International Herald Tribune, Dec. 26, 2005)

I'm just going to take a guess and say his decision to drop out of high school to become a rapper is the cause of his unemployment.

Why would anyone want to become a French rapper anyways?


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