The French Riots: Dancing with the Wolves
Against The Current vol. 120

Coleman, Yves

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2006
Year Published:  2006  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13206

In French suburban slang, to "dance with the wolves" means to provoke the cops, make them run and, obviously, to escape without being arrested. The unfortunate reality is much less romantic. The three weeks of recent riots may be seen as a long overdue political response to the profound racism of French society; but in this writer's view this uprising is more an index of desperation of French youth, of all national origins, than the beginning of a new political movement.

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