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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

French Minister Says Polygamy To Blame For Riots

France’s employment minister on Tuesday fingered polygamy as one reason for the rioting in the country. Gérard Larcher said multiple marriages among immigrants was one reason for the racial discrimination which ethnic minorities faced in the job market. Overly large polygamous families sometimes led to anti-social behaviour among youths who lacked a father figure, making employers wary of hiring ethnic minorities, he explained. Source.  Martin Arnold, Please click here for the complete story (last visited November 16, 2005, reo).

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