I have been reading about the rioting in France with some curiousity. The far left has not found a way to blame Bush for the mayhem or carnage. If this were happening in Israel you would hear about this 24/7.
I remember arogant European intellectuals critiquing the status of blacks in this country. The problem in France is the same one America faced as European societies are no longer homogenous.
The problem is not racial but cultural. A disafected element of society will tend to riot regardless of race or ethnicity. The old way of thinking was to create a large safety net and keep masses content. Immigration is a privaledge and there are duties and obligations. Obligation one earn a living or get out. The free meal is over so either work or go back where you came from.