The frustrating experience of trying to legally immigrate reveals France’s true attitude toward immigrants. Source: An Immigrant in France – Editorial – The New York Times

This is an excellent editorial article from the NYT, highlighting the frustrating experience of trying to legally immigrate – it reveals France’s true attitude toward immigrants.

Source: An Immigrant in France – The New York Times

What I liked about this article was that it was subjective, evidence-based, described the context, empathized with the immigrants but failed to make sweeping generalizations about policy. It gave insights into the bureaucracy. Surely, this is no different to bureaucrats in the US, UK, Germany or Italy?

After all, bureaucrats just discharge the policies set by the politicians? Can bureaucrats really be more customer-focused, especially if the customer is an imigrant? Perhaps, the last question highlights the inherent prejudice?

Is there in reality a more humane way to deal with immigration?

African-Americans carry more student debt than whites – MarketWatch

This article cites latest research in in the US that African-Americans carry more student debts than whites. The short article is an important read. Check it out!

via African-Americans carry more student debt than whites – MarketWatch.

It seems that African-Americans still believe in the ‘American Dream‘.

Clearly African-American families are taking on higher levels of risk – this is in spite of there being lower growth in quality jobs because of the impact of technology and off-shoring.

Perhaps, young  African-Americans should be switching to studying Japanese and looking to increasing opportunities in Japan?

Thoughts?