I wrote a comment to a reader about the taxonomy of these riots. Something the press has been avoiding discussing and for bad reasons. I felt it may be worth posting my reply as a post here, edited slightly, so it is a stand-alone.
A proper taxonomic study really needs to be done. For example, the papers and media in general are being extremely careful not to mention that blacks are disproportionately behind much or all of the violence in the current British riots. This of course leads to massively more anxiety about black people for obvious reasons. One knows who does the violence but also knows you aren’t even allowed to say the evidence of your own senses, which makes black people appear not only dangerous but to be a protected class.
I think it would be of value to deal with a deeper truth. Is it all blacks? Or are Jamaicans over represented while say, Barbadians under represented. Are there lots of Somalis looting and attacking while nearly no Ethiopians are? While race does play a role in behaviour, and anyone who accepts evolution as true simply cannot avoid this fact, culture plays a larger one, even if race and culture are a sort of cart and horse.
So it would be wise for British popular media like the BBC to maybe have the guts to reflect reality instead of trying to forge one with a palette of rainbow coloured lies. Really, who are the violent and law breaking rioters and who are not? It may be less a race thing that it appears.
Eeyore for Vlad