28 October, 2006

 

Unintended consequences

Once in a while Yazz says something half sensible. In an opinion piece in last Thursday's London Evening Standard (not on line) in which she critically contrasts the invariable media frenzy in response to White-on-Black crime with the meejah's strange reticence when confronted with Black-on-White crime, she writes:
I have talked with some black and Asian inmates serving time in prison for such [Black on White] crimes; most [attempt to] justify their actions as collective retribution for attacks on "their people". A knife for a knife, they think, will make for a better world.
So there you have it, from the pen of one of PC's grandes dames: not only does the state religion of Anti-racism inculcate a corrosive sense of victimhood and entitlement into the BME population, it also incites and justifies their anti-White violence.

Update 2006-11-01

At the request of the estimable Mr Tall, here is the full text of the Alibhai-Brown piece quoted above.

When the victim is white, does anyone care?

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, London Evening Standard, 26 October 2006

Almost half of the 58 known victims of racially motivated murders between 1995 and 2004 were white, according to official figures just released. The picture of inter-racial hatred it reveals is complex – and very worrying.

Since the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, society has been rightly repulsed by racist whites who take black lives. The media comes out in force over every such case. Yet where the victim is white and the killers not, there is much less overt concern. The latest information, for example, was covered by only one newspaper and then disappeared from the news altogether.

Four white Britons were killed by black Britons and six by Asian Britons. Eighteen deaths of nonwhite individuals were caused by white violence and the rest were the result of inter-group hatreds.

This is a subject where angels fear to tread and I am no angel, only someone who has steadfastly opposed all forms of unjust discrimination and deadly prejudice. Howls of outrage from old mates and allies will greet this column, while my new best friends will be hideous white supremacists. But surely we have an obligation to oppose all racism equally?

White victims of racism also have mothers who suffer just as Doreen Lawrence does. Activists rush to support families of black victims; they go missing when white families face a similar tragic loss.

The Asian men just convicted of beating and stabbing the Scots teenager Kriss Donald did what they did because they were brown and he was white. Was that child a lesser being? Are his murderers less evil than those who killed Stephen Lawrence?

Friends of Ross Parker asked me these questions when I failed to write about his gruesome murder in Peterborough in 2001. He was only 17, walking with his girlfriend, when three Muslim slayers set upon him with hunting knives.

I have talked to some black and Asian inmates serving time in prison for such crimes: most justify their actions as collective retribution for attacks on "their people". A knife for a knife, they think, will make for a better world, But one young Asian prisoner was contrite: "I kicked the guy nearly to death just because he was a gora [white] – that's racism, man. This is bad for all of us if we become as bad as those National Front guys."

The definition of racism has long been confined to the undesirable actions of whites who hate blacks and Asians. The new figures prove lethal race hate is distributed among all ethnic groups. To treat some victims as more worthy of condemnation than others is unforgivable and a betrayal of anti-racism itself.

Comments:
Edwin - any chance of posting the whole thing ?

 
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