Crime Race: Rapper Akala Explains Why Race Should Not Be the Focus In Relatio T Youth Violence
North London rapper/Educator/ Activist Akala iappeared on Good Morning Britain alongside Piers Morgan, Suzanna Reid, and Charlotte Hawkins to discuss the issue of knife crime that has been plaguing UK especially the capital.
Akala kicks off the discussion highlightng what he calls the indicators of young people potentionally bing involved in gangs and steet crime which he tells the panel and everyone atching are poverty, being exclude from secondary education, and domestic violence.
He further explains why it is wrong and lazy to make claims and link knife crime to race, although he acknowledged that were a particular problem that is effecting a small group of Black boys at particular period in their life.
Drawing parrellels between Glasgow in Scotland which he states was classed as the most violent city in Europe at one time, the north Londoner highlights that no one suggests that race was a factor in that scenario. Continuing his argument he questions why a completely different approach to dealing with Knife Crime in London would be employed over the successful approach to dealing with Knife Crime in Glasgow.