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non-white migrant - comment to filipino liberal

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Submitted by Newgamers (Australia), Dec 13, 2005 at 21:50

To simplify the problem in France riot as a result of poor living condition and discrimination against so-called "non-white" migrants in western countries in general is just unwise.

I do not say that there is no discrimination against "non-whites" in western states in Europe, America and Australia - I know there was and still is because I myself is a "non-white" migrant in Australia and I can feel this discrimination cannot be wiped out completely from society.
However, this does not necessarily result in constant poverty and frustration and riots.

In Sydney Australia, we just recently have a little "racial riot" caused by built-up resentment against "middle-eastern islamic background migrant youth gank" that cause high crime level in society like arm robberies, gank rapes and drug offences. It is suggested that some "white" community in Australia have certain racial bias against Mid-East / Islamic background migrants.
And of course, many Liberals in Australia use the same "poverty and discrimination line" as the cause of the high criminal and unemployment rate among the middle east youth.

But to me this is just BS because if you look closer to the migrant society in general, there are also many migrants from other regions like China, Japan, India, Korea and SE Asia in Australia and they also face the same "discrimination" by white Anglo people but they do not resort to "self-pity mentality" and "crimes" to vent their frustration. Instead, they work and study hard and try their best to be responsible citizen to their new home country. Recently, there is an article in newspaper stating that the best students in Australian best schools are dominated by students with ethnic backgrounds like Chinese, Korean and Indians although it is mentioned that their parents are not from "elite class society". The parents work hard and live modestly to save money so that their children can get the best education and have a better lives. No wonder that the 2nd and 3rd generation of Chinese, Indians, Korean migrants in Australia have became the symbol of migration program success in Australia. Of course, this can be negatively compared with the fate of migrants from middle-east / islamic state that are still living in poverty, ignorance, denial and crime until the 2nd or even 3rd generation because they tend to perform badly at school and depend on government welfare pay for their whole lives.

If this fact does not show that some "cultural" and "religious" factors are relevant in the riot in Paris - what are ?
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