Why is Paris Burning?

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In new ebook, U.S. citizen recalls intolerable indignities and discrimination she suffered as a resident of Toulouse, France due to being mistaken for an Algerian.

A former resident of Toulouse knows all too well why Paris (and all of France) was burning recently. An African American mistakenly categorized as an Algerian recalls the public derision and indignity expressed in daily gestures, some overt, some not, that build up over time and create the terror seen today. In "Why is Paris Burning?" ebook author Dorothy Pouch recalls the pattern of indignity, one incident at a time, that leads to self-hate and resentment of the government, petty crime and, ultimately, terror.

Frustration and the lack of a viable means to express it can have disastrous consequences. To justify their suffering, the frustrated are easy prey for extremist groups who give isolated terrorist acts "divine purpose".

Dorothy Pouch is a freelance translator living in suburban Washington, D.C. "Why is Paris Burning?" is available for download as an Exebook beginning December 7, 2005.

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