How's That Not Racist Again?

Sunday, December 06, 2009

From The Independent:

Rod Liddle, the former BBC journalist turned magazine columnist, was at the centre of a race row last night after suggesting that London's African-Caribbean youth were responsible for the "overwhelming majority" of violent crime in the capital and had given only "rap music" and "goat curry" in return.

In a 91-word post on his blog for The Spectator, Liddle made reference to the case of two black teenagers jailed for plotting to murder a pregnant 15-year-old girl by throwing her into a canal.

Liddle describes the pair as "human filth" and continues: "It could be an anomaly, of course. But it isn't. 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. 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."