Saturday 3 December 2016

Stop twisting facts -- not all rioters are black

Published 11/08/2011 | 05:00

Kevin Myers has once again twisted himself into an obscene position in order to provoke a reaction.

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As a pretext for a bigoted rant on the incendiary topic of race he claims that most of the rioters in Britain are black sons of single mums. This flies in the face of the evidence shown on all our television screens and indeed in your paper and on your website.

Undoubtedly many of the rioters can be described in Mr Myers's crude terms as black, because that description covers an awful lot of the people you will see on the streets of Tottenham, Clapham, Salford and Liverpool on any given day. Many could also be called white working class. Many others are merely bored or curious.

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