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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

London Riots All About Race?

All I've seen here in the U.S. media is that there are riots in the UK by the "underclass." I haven't seen anything about who these rioters actually were - until now. The UK's Telegraph says that they are entirely about race.

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 Young's 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?

Perhaps that's why we never heard a physical description of these rioters.