Right, being the one-man think tank that he is, Rod Liddle has decided to troll the internet with a nasty piece of insinuation about the ‘human filth’ that is young afro-Caribbean men living in London.
Behold and tremble as Brain-trust speaks:
The overwhelming majority of street crime, knife crime, gun crime, robbery and crimes of sexual violence in London is carried out by young men from the African-Caribbean community. Of course, in return, we have rap music, goat curry and a far more vibrant and diverse understanding of cultures which were once alien to us. For which, many thanks.
Let me count the ways.
First Rod, okay, crime is not a ‘white’ issue, it’s a ‘human’ issue, okay? Inner City slums are always crime hotspots whoever happens to be living in them at the time, which means that people who live there are also most likely to be victims of crime. It’s a ‘living in a shit hole dominated by unemployment, under-education and deprivation’ issue, not a race issue.
Second, your main assertion about the crime rates – that the ‘overwhelming majority’ of certain types of crime are committed by young Afro-Caribbean males is, basically, wrong. Even if you cheat and just focus on London, the overall number of crimes committed by whites is 53.1%. In fact, the only category of crime in which black people commit the most crimes is in robbery, for which they account for 58% in London. This, Rod, is not an overwhelming majority by any stretch of the imagination. Are you now going to qualify your claim further by limiting yourself to specific districts of London? By the way, as a curious aside, whites commit 63% of the burglaries.. Did you know that, Rod?
In order to support your implication that there’s something inherently criminal about black people and that this proves Multi-culturalism is a terrible idea, you picked London and you picked specific categories of crimes to support your ‘overwhelming majority’ claim. You gave yourself every chance.. and yet you’re still wrong. Read it and weep.
What makes the mind boggle though is that you might actually believe that this counts as a valid argument against multi-culturalism. Surely not… surely? You’re not that stupid are you?
Yes. Yes, I think you are.
Major H/T to Alex Massie of the Speccie.