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Giving as good as they get?
April 19, 2001 12:00 AM   Subscribe

Giving as good as they get? I don't condone this, but it's the first time in this country that I've heard whites complaining like this (and, symmetrically, the Asian community blaming a small minority).
posted by andrew cooke (9 comments total)

 
I hope this doesn't spread to Leicester (an excellent town, where I - white - live, with one of the most diverse communities in the country), but the way this is being reported (on BBC Radio 4 as I type) is interesting...

Suddenly white people are complaining that they are afraid to walk the streets; that the police aren't catching the troublemakers. And it seems to get a lot more coverage than when the same is being said by non-whites.

60% of attacks are on whites - that's only just over half. I'd like to know what percentage of people in the area (one of the most deprived in England/Wales according to reports) consider themselves white. Maybe it's about 40%? So is there any reason to think this is any worse than the Asian community finally giving out exactly what they've been taking?
posted by andrew cooke at 12:01 AM on April 19, 2001


But, of course, vigilante justice is never o.k. -- unless you're Batman!


The entire community needs to get together and negotiate peace, and quick. I don't know squat about Britain, but if they just squash this tensions can only rise.
posted by sudama at 2:18 AM on April 19, 2001


It's not even vigilante justice... its merely retaliating against innocent people and copying the very same injustices perpetrated against you in the past. Batman would track down the racist thugs, not just smack around any old whitey that stumbled into the bat cave.
posted by techgnollogic at 3:42 AM on April 19, 2001


What's the percentage of attacks on blondes over redheads? Hazel over brown eyes? Clubbed feet over swollen elbows? I need more useless statistics.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:54 AM on April 19, 2001


Pffft! Stupid white people! Go back where you came from!
posted by tiaka at 4:22 AM on April 19, 2001


WWBD.
posted by holloway at 6:17 AM on April 19, 2001


What Would Beavis Do?
posted by pnevares at 6:43 AM on April 19, 2001


Substitute "protestant" and "catholic" and move it to the top of the next island over and it's a pretty familiar story...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 10:53 AM on April 19, 2001


Suddenly white people are complaining that they are afraid to walk the streets; that the police aren't catching the troublemakers

I thought white people always complained about this... and then moved further out of town.
posted by daveadams at 11:20 AM on April 19, 2001


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