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Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Revolution in France*

Submitted by monisha (United States), Nov 17, 2005 at 19:48

First and foremost, i would like to say that i am 100% AGAINST the violence that is occuring in France. But unfortunately, i am not suprised. This conflict has been brewing for many years now and will never cease to exist unless the world acheives an Utopian state. this conflict that i speak of is not of Islamic extremism nor of Arab riots but rather of discrimination. Discrimination is still a huge problem in today's world and recent events only exemplify the need for tolerance. As an American, i do not feel that the U.S. is free of total discrimination nor is it near.

Recently, discrimination has seemed to be more noticeable than in past years. This rise is a warning that WE must do something. As citizens of the world, it is our duty to better it and make an impact, if we do not fight discrimination now it will become a larger problem for future generations. In a sense, the recent riots in France have brought to light the need for a more tolerant society in which people are not judged by their religion or name or the color of their skin. although some might believe that discrimination and racism has ceased to exist, they are wrong. had discrimination ceased to exist that the riots would not have happened for the reason that they are occuring. even today, as i walk down the street i still here people judged by their religions, race, and unfortunately even skin color. it is truly disturbing that such events force us to realize that this world is in need of a change. WE are the ones that must change it. so i ask everyone who may stumple upon this message, to think before you judge. think before you attribute one's actions to their religion or race. Please just think.

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