Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Australia: Africa gang problems continue.

(Melbourne) Australia is currently having a debate about gang violence. Specifically, it is debating whether it is appropriate to call groups of young  men - who are predominantly from African backgrounds-  a “gang” and, if so named, what should be done about it. The debate is down to an increase in large-scale violent offences committed by young people of African appearance, most of whom have been linked to Melbourne’s Sudanese migrant community.

However, whilst the political elites wax lyrical about the semantics of  calling a gang a gang and about the racist connotations of pointing the finger at Somali males, the people who have to live in these areas frequented by these non-persons have to suffer. Isn’t political correctness great?