Skip to comments.These riots were about race. Why ignore the fact?
Posted on 08/08/2011 3:51:08 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
What colour is Mark Duggan? Mark Duggan is the man who was shot dead by the police on Thursday in Tottenham. The Tottenham riots last night were sparked when people protested his death. This morning, I first heard of the riots on the radio, then on the television. I read articles on the internet. But oddly, no one would say what colour Mark Duggan was. No one would say the unsayable, that the rioters were, I suspect on the whole, black. Then, finally, Toby Youngs Telegraph blog post on the riots was published. Is Toby Young the only journalist out there who will dare say that these riots are about race?
Still, one paper did carry a photo of Mr Duggan. When I saw the photo, it confirmed what I knew instinctively: black youths once again have set London alight.
Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them. Everywhere I read that the protest was understandable because people are very angry.
Id like to know what theyre angry about. Mark Duggan is dead. He was shot by the police in a shootout. Duggan was in a minicab and shots were fired from both the cab and the police elsewhere. A police officer was hurt in the incident and a bullet was found lodged in a police radio. Either Duggan was shooting at the police or the driver of the minicab was. Either Duggan was in the wrong place at the wrong time and his death is a terrible tragedy he was caught in the crossfire or he shot at the police and the police defended themselves. Whatever the explanation, the police did not kill this man in cold blood.
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America is off the hook. My first thought.
Just do it in private and don't disturb the peace.
Coming to a city near you (Yes, here in the U.S.)
It will probably start somewhere near Milwaukee
If you examine the issues fairly and rationally, I think you can only reach one conclusion: it’s the Tea Party’s fault.
What’s the weather forecast for London. One thing I learned in the 70’s was that the only thing that ends rioting is a night of rainfall.
****Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified****
What kind of teaching was that????
Does political correctness to sanitize minorities' flaws actually deprive them of their humanity, and their ability to 'grow'?
“Two sociologists walking down the street happen upon an elderly woman who has been robbed, beaten, and left lying in the gutter. One sociologist says to the other: “the people who did this need our help”
No, it's Palin's cross hair graphic on her website.
Blacks rioting in London? But...I’ve been told by the British papers that racism and social unrest is an American problem. Have I been lied to?
Can’t wait to get over to the comment sections of those papers and express a little schadenfreude.
On the other hand, I love London and hope that things improve there. It’s a wonderful city.
I went to the article linked here and read some of the comments. This one by a poster called jwhite3 is especially good:
The riots and looting have once again proven that multi-racial societies are inherently unstable, and shown that the state has a policy of appeasement toward third world colonies.
Liberal minds refuse to accept that cultures are made by people, and not the other way round. They delude themselves in thinking large numbers of Third Worlders living in Britain will become British and will leave the Third World behind. Culture is not a coat which is discarded and changed for a new one at the airport immigration desk. So it is that large numbers of Third World immigrants have entered Britain, and as Tottenham illustrates, have created Third World ghettoes. There, unable to compete on any standard objective social measures (such as education, employment or economic activity), large groups of disaffected, unemployed, unemployable ethnic gangs have arisen. Their only activity, and source of income, is crime. The truth is, that whatever the Metropolitan Police do to police the gun, knife, and drug crime of London's West Indian community, it will breed resentment.
Tottenham has once again drunk deep of this witches brew: other parts of Britain will soon also taste this bitter drink. The lesson of the latest riots is clear to all those except the willingly blind: mass Third World immigration is steadily destroying Britain and the Third World. It has to be stopped, and, ultimately, reversed, if our people and our civilisation are to survive.
How’s that unrestrained immigration going? Interesting that there are so many parallels to the same black experience in America. Both countries have tried everything to advance the cause of the minorities, including mandating hiring them for positions they do no qualify for, and the end result of decades of meddling is worse than the result from no meddling at all.
Oh, and don’t forget - it’s whitey’s fault.
To anyone who might think the first photo is photo-
shopped, (Muslim Project Hope) it is not.
I have seen this photo many times before it was scrubbed from the net.
Obama WAS a member.
Actually, I saw some photographs and there appeared to be a lot of white “yutes” participating, too, not in the initial riot but in the later looting of shops in a nearby area.
Somebody said they looked like “yobs” (soccer hooligans, I think that means!), but to me they looked like the “anti-globalization” anarchist crowd. They focused on raiding chain stores, and that is very typical of this group.
The same thing happened in the US not long ago. I believe it was Oakland, but I wouldn’t swear to it. The riots started with blacks but then the anarchist crowd came out and you saw photos of long-haired white kids wearing bandannas around the lower parts of their faces, emerging from stores or store windows with armloads of goods.
Obama IS a member.