Voltaire — To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Nearly 60% of the French say that they distrust youth from the banlieues, France's impoverished, immigrant-dominated suburbs, according to a new survey that has laid bare the country's divisions
A poll conducted by Afev shows that while 75% of the French have a positive opinion of young people, 57% have a negative opinion of youths from impoverished suburbs. Banlieue youths are thought to break the rules, slip into petty crime and are viewed as violent and aggressive. Many banlieue youths are from immigrant backgrounds.