Karim Amellal

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In France’s suburban ghettos, a struggle to be heard amid election noise

In Banlieues, Dans les médias, Inégalités, Politique on 29 mai 2012 at 7 h 04 min

By Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor | 05/02/12

Inside the French suburbs, referred to here as « zones of banishment » or « the lost territories of France, » the 2012 presidential elections seemed like a good time to wake up the nation.

In a small office in the suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, a group of mostly Arab and African 20-somethings hit on an idea: Create a « crisis ministry of the suburbs. » It would address France’s ignorance about the 731 areas ringing the country’s biggest cities, known officially as « urban sensitive zones, » where most of France’s non-European minorities live. Geographically, they are suburbs, but socioeconomically, they resemble the US inner city. Lire le reste de cette entrée »

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