Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Unleash the Aftermath

It has been nearly 2 months since the London Riots affected London like the plague. The scenes of anarchy, destruction and immorality were unbelievable. People’s lives were destroyed in all in a number of hours.

The chaos that overshadowed London, was a clear indication that the, youths, working classes, unemployed, employed, mothers, fathers, people......all types of people, were angry.

However the Media chose to show footage which clearly led to the assumption that most of the people involved within the riots were of Black African/ Black Caribbean ethnicity.  This only encouraged some people to label the riots as a ‘Black thing’:

"The whites have become black. A particular sort of violent destructive, nihilistic gangster culture has become the fashion and black and white, boy and girl, operate in this language together.
"Its language which is wholly false, which is this Jamaican patois that has been intruded in England and that is why so many of us have this sense of literally a foreign country."
"It's not skin colour, it's cultural. Listen to [Tottenham's Labour MP] David Lammy, an archetypal successful black man. If you turn the screen off so that you are listening to him on radio you would think he was white." – David Starkey, Newsnight 13th August 2011.
The London Riots was an unfortunate effect of a cause, a cause which some may say is the effect of an Upper class, old school boy -Conservative Government.
In order to understand the extent in which communities were damaged by the riots, Golden Delilah and Fragments took the streets of Hackney, East London on Saturday 20th August 2011. Although the London Riots affected all walks of lives, we chose to shed light on the opinions of Black women, women who play a strong role in shaping the black youths of today but politically their opinions are hardly acknowledged. 

Please find below a link to Aftermath, a documentary of the after effects of the London Riots:

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A Golden Delilah and Fragments.ie collaboration 

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