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One third of French say they are racist

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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 02:11 PM
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One third of French say they are racist

One third of French people say they are racist, a French human rights watchdog said on Tuesday, after a survey that showed an increase from last year in the number of people who acknowledged being racist.

Some 33 percent of 1,011 people surveyed face-to-face by pollsters CSA said they were "somewhat" or "a little" racist, up 8 percentage points from last year, according to an annual report by the National Consultative Commission for Human Rights.

The poll asked the question "When it comes to you personally, would you say you are ..." followed by a list of options: somewhat racist, a bit racist, not racist, not very racist, not racist at all and don't want to say.

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I wonder if the numbers would have been the same PRIOR to the riots...




posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 02:52 PM
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Originally posted by loam
I wonder if the numbers would have been the same PRIOR to the riots...


They say it's up eight percentage points since last year so they probably would not have been as high if the Paris riots had not taken place.

The cartoon riots that took place months later might also have an effect.
It would be interesting to see if it's gone up since then.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 02:57 PM
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Hard to tell here if the MSM brainwashing is working or NOT working here? Since I don't listen to French Media I don't know the whole spin on this



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 03:01 PM
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Doesn't really surprise me.

Not to be too harsh, but I have always found most French people to be incredibly rude and snotty.

Probably because I'm British though.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 03:05 PM
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Having grown up in the south east and lived in Paris the last 3 years, I can say that the French are surprisingly racist. I would go as far as to say even moreso than the populations of Georgia or Tennessee. You might say that have "Texas-level" racism on this side of the pond.

Now of course, this is a generalization, so the country is laden with exceptions. The immigrations from North Africa in the 70's behind the immigrations, the cultural differences, and ensuing social challenges are at the source. An extremist portion of the population even sees a "French race", an issue absent from the American political spectrum.

Under-35, big-city types are more likely to be progressive. Also, the large PS (Partie Socialiste) is the largest source of progressive action on this front.

Despite my affinity and respect for the French people, the dominance of this racism is one of the most regrettable facets of modern French culture. On this one, they have a ton to learn from the Americans, even the south.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 05:20 PM
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They're obviously getting tired of multiculturalism. It doesn't work.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by NuclearHead
They're obviously getting tired of multiculturalism. It doesn't work.




sadly they are confused because they have no idea who foisted this upon them and thus they have no way to end it.

looks a lot like the ol' empire tactic of 'divide and conqueor.'



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 05:53 PM
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They're obviously getting tired of multiculturalism. It doesn't work.



I believe that everyone is at least a little racist in one way or another, it is human nature to identify and to side with those who are similar or the same as you. Not saying it is right or wrong, but it is the way it is. Even in nature and the animal kingdom this stands true. I would like to believe that in a perfect world multiculturalism would work, but history has repeatedly shown otherwise. Maybe one day we humans will find a way to achieve the ideal melting pot, and I believe that here in the U.S. the concept works pretty well for the most part. All in how you look at it. I find that the worst thing that you can do is form an opinion about any group before actually getting to know the people and their customs. Most people who are racist do not bother to take the time to do this.



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 07:03 PM
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Chirac EU walkout adds linguistic to economic row

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac added linguistic patriotism to economic nationalism on Thursday when he briefly walked out of a European Union summit after a French business leader spoke in English.

Facing violent street protests at home over a disputed youth employment law, Chirac stormed out of the room when the head of the EU business lobby, Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, switched from French to what he called "the language of business".

The incident, confirmed by French officials, came on top of a row over alleged protectionism by Paris, which dominated leaders' comments at the start of the two-day meeting.

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I guess we know which camp he falls in...



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 07:20 PM
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i wonder if that third is racist to a certain race, or just in general.



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 07:22 PM
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How interesting indeed..

one of the major supporters of NWO globalism and integration' is now finding it difficult to accept it when the real truth is revealed as to the depth of the change.

will there be more dissention in the ranks?



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 07:36 PM
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I visited France several times while stationed in Spain and found them to be the most arogrant, rude, self centered snobs or earth. So it does not surpirse me at all the poll shows they are racist.



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 04:34 AM
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Originally posted by BlackOps719

I believe that everyone is at least a little racist in one way or another, it is human nature to identify and to side with those who are similar or the same as you. Not saying it is right or wrong, but it is the way it is...


I agree with you completely. Raceism is completely deplorable, but unfortunately a very human instinct.


...All in how you look at it. I find that the worst thing that you can do is form an opinion about any group before actually getting to know the people and their customs.


Again I agree. Which is why I feel really bad about considering the french to be a bunch of cheese-eating war-dodgers, but I still do



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 05:18 AM
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Nothing new the French are well known known to be very nationalistic, they don't like anyone who isn't French.

I used to go to France in the 80's when I lived in Britain, they obsolutly hate the British. "Go home English" and stuff spray painted on walls down the main road running from the ferry terminal in Calais. Makes you feel so welcome.

But having said that how many Americans are thinking "Go home Mexicans" or "Go home Arabs"? More than a third I'd guess. But how many would admit it if asked?



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 05:51 AM
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well i'm probably the only french guy here on ATS
I considere myself no racist ( i have a lot of friends who are jews, muslims, etc.. religion).
But sometimes i think I should be because I'm just somewhat pissed off at things going on in France which i beleive some of the 1/3 of french people are too.

one example why:
12 % of french people are muslims....scary ..before ww2 they were almost 1 % only. the Problem is their religion tells them they should marry up to 4 women and have the maximum of kids. so most of them ends up on wellfare which are paid by us. they cannot give them a healthy education. they pride on doing this. I predict by 2035 muslims will be 50% or more of the french population. see below why i'm stating this.

another example:
yesterday on National Television "France 2" they showed a documentary called envoye special regarding the last event which include the prophet pictures.

check this if you know french:
envoye-special.france2.fr...


Avec la publication des caricatures du Prophète Mahomet, le monde musulman s’est enflammé. Ambassades saccagées, drapeaux brûlés et affrontements entre forces de l’ordre et manifestants vont provoquer la mort d’une trentaine de personnes.

A la suite des réactions violentes constatées dans de nombreux pays, plusieurs journaux danois ont parlé de manipulations. C’est ce qu’a voulu vérifier une équipe d’Envoyé Spécial en enquêtant au Danemark.

A l’origine de la médiatisation des caricatures dans le monde arabo musulman : un groupe d’imams. Il est danois et ce sont eux qui vont donner une portée internationale à ce qui n’était au départ qu’une simple affaire de presse.

L’enquête va très vite démontrer que ces imams sont en réalité des islamistes. Ils vont utiliser l’affaire des caricatures pour régler un contentieux avec le Jyllands-Posten, le journal qui a publié les dessins. e quotidien avait à maintes reprises critiqué le parcours et les engagements de ces imams. Pour enflammer le monde islamique, ces religieux vont préparer et largement diffuser un dossier à charge contre le Danemark et qui ne comportait pas seulement les fameuses caricatures de Mahomet. C’est ce dossier qui sera envoyé avec l’aide de certains ambassadeurs aux autorités de plusieurs ays arabo musulmans. Les imams reconnaissent y voir ajouté des photos et des dessins insultant et vulgaires qui n’ont aucune relation avec les caricatures.

Les journalistes d’Envoyé Spécial ont pu recueillir les confidences de certains de ces imams. Ces « religieux » ne cachent pas leur prosélytisme, ils considèrent les laïcs comme des « ennemis » et font la promotion d’un islam radical.


Translation.

With the publication of the caricatures of the Mahomet Prophet, the Moslem world ignited. Ransacked embassies, flags flarings and confrontations between police force and demonstrators will cause the death of about thirty people.

Following the violent reactions noted in many countries, several Danish newspapers spoke about handling. It is what a team of Special Correspondent wanted to check while inquiring in Denmark.

With the origin of the mediatization of the caricatures in the Moslem world arabo: a group of Imams. It is Danish and it is them which will give an international significance to what was at the beginning only one simple business of press.

The investigation very quickly will show that these Imams are actually the islamist ones. They will use the business of the caricatures to regulate a dispute with Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper which published the drawings. E daily had on several occasions criticized the course and engagements of these Imams. To ignite the Islamic world, these monks will prepare and largely diffuse a file with load against Denmark and which did not comprise only the famous caricatures of Mahomet. It is this file which will be sent with the assistance of certain ambassadors to the Moslem authorities of several ays arabo. The Imams admit seeing there added vulgar photographs and drawings insulting and which do not have any relation with the caricatures.

The journalists of Special Correspondent could collect the confidences of some of these Imams. These “monks” do not hide their proselytism, they regard the laic ones as “enemies” and make the promotion of a radical Islam.


Some of the danish Imams considers laics people like enemies and should be converted to Islam. It scared me then i thought this big number of muslims birth is slowly eating the European population and after a few decades probably most of half the population of Europe will be muslims.
they will probably state a muslim European Union and that will cause WW3.



Well maybe i'm jumping to conclusions but that's 1/3 of french people feels this way. Maybe i'm just wrong. I hope I am.

LeMagnifique


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posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 06:04 AM
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Hello


Racism has no sense. Because there is only one human race, mankind.
Let's forget all these borders and nationalities, these are just abstract creations. Don't forget that. And they harm our evolution.

I don't consider myself as french, but as earthling. And this is the ONLY truth.

Let's us, the people from all around the planet, unite as a whole strong and peaceful civilization. It's the only way.

[edit on 24/3/2006 by Musclor]



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by loam


Chirac EU walkout adds linguistic to economic row

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac added linguistic patriotism to economic nationalism on Thursday when he briefly walked out of a European Union summit after a French business leader spoke in English.




EXCELLENT find loam. Chirac is such a tool. He definately lives in
some other reality, doesn't he??
And being the leader of
that country, he's supposed to be the best they have.


[edit on 3/24/2006 by FlyersFan]



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 08:25 AM
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More likely the actual number is much higher. It is the French..............


Although keeping the Islamo's separate was a mutual agreement.........



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 09:54 AM
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an increase from last year in the number of people

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Who wakes up one year and says, i wasn't racist before, but now, yep, Ima racist.


We already know that the french must have some racism issues, since they can't properly assimilate and intergrate their muslim immigrants, unlike, say, the US, which doesn't have the same problems on the same scale.

The french are certainly setting themselves up for something, especially with Chirac placing himself as an anti-globalist/nationalist. The 'walkout' bit was interesting.



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
Who wakes up one year and says, i wasn't racist before, but now, yep, Ima racist.



Actually, I think that is a good point.
Though, I suppose it is not impossible.




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