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Paris Burning

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French-Born But Still an Unwanted Immigrant

New America Media, Commentary//Video, Russell Morse, Dec 08, 2007

French youth who rioted in Paris feel unwanted in their own country just as the undocumented feel in the United States today. But despite the obvious parallels of xenophobia, there is one big difference: the American dream, unlike the French, still puts immigrants on a pedestal.


Paris is Burning (Again)

Museum of the African Diaspora, Audio, Apr 17, 2006

Audio excerpts from the Paris is Burning (Again) symposium.


Ethnic Media in France Respond to Riots

New America Media, Video, Josu Rojas, Russell Morse, Brahmani Houston, Dec 13, 2005

French magazines explore the racism and discrimination underpinning the recent riots.


France's Parallel Media Universe: Ethnic Media

New America Media, News Feature + Video, Russell Morse, Dec 09, 2005

French President Jacques Chirac recently blasted his nation's media for failing to reflect the demographic realities of France. But growing along with France's immigrant communities are ethnic media organizations that give voice to the nation's minorities.
Video: French media discuss ethnic issues.


Where Most French Won't Go: A Minority Journalist Covers 'War in the Suburbs'

New America Media, News Feature + Audio, Brahmani Houston, Dec 01, 2005

A French Algerian reporter finds mainstream French media run to him and others like him when fires rage in Parisian suburbs. But when the rioting stops, so does his employment.

France on Fire

YO! Youth Outlook, Video, Min Lee/Russell Morse/Josu Rojas/Brahmani Houston, Dec 01, 2005

As the fires burn to a smolder in France's suburbs after two weeks of rioting, young people recognize each other's frustration in the light of the flames.


American Muslims Not Like Those of France

Arab American News, Commentary, Ali Moossavi, Nov 30, 2005

American Muslims are successful and middle class, making riots like those in Paris improbable in the U.S. Nonetheless, argues the writer, Muslims here should not let their nice houses and cars blind them to the discrimination that prevents them from joining the American mainstream.


What's In a Name -- Is France Ready for Affirmative Action?

New America Media, News Analysis, Brahmani Houston, Nov 23, 2005

Young French North Africans looking for work say you've still got to be a Jacques or Pierre, not a Karim or Mohammad, to get a lucky break.


Letter From a Young Argentine -- We All Live in Paris Now

New America Media, Commentary, Martn Cuevas, Nov 22, 2005

A young man from Buenos Aires feels grateful to be working and studying, but knows he's in a precarious position in a country in flux. From his city, the violence that rocked Paris looks like a scream for inclusion and stability.

Perpetual Stranger

The Perpetual Stranger -- A Chinese American's Letter From Paris

New America Media, Commentary, Andrea Quong, Nov 18, 2005

An American writer moving to Paris looked forward to a city of romance and luxury, but found she couldn't shake her "outsider" status among the French. But she finds hope in diverse immigrant neighborhoods where the walls between people come down.

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