Dotun Adebayo asks are young black men disproportionately involved in nightclub violence? Guests include Mr. Play, DJ Spoony and Sara Myers.
Last night’s discussion is in response to Afia Asha’s controversial Facebook post that blamed young black men for the violence in south London nightclubs.
Afia who is the bar managing director for the Brixton Fridge Bar wrote:
“Unless and until young black people (18-35) learn to conduct themselves in a civil manner then the night time economy will be closed or severely restricted to you.”
“The minority know that they have the support of the majority who fail to call them out when their behaviour becomes awful,”.
“Chris Rock said in a comedy skit that there is a difference between ‘black people and niggas’. There is, but it seems that the decent black people of whom there are many are losing the fight.”
Afia later clarified her views in a toned down article published on The Voice website (Click here to read).
LISTEN TO THE DEBATE [from mark 31.00]
The minority of young black men who turn up to nightclubs to start fights are just low life idiots. But I often think that mental health issues and the mix of drugs/alcohol also plays a part in the destructive behaviour.
Anyway your thoughts please….
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Spooney was good on this, but as usual when these debates start to get deeper and more to the point there is always a time constraint. At some point i hope some one on TV/Radio can get as many varied people to debate black issues and also to have some kind of proper structure to it like the host reading all the articles that prompted the debate….it would help.
As for Afia Asha’s original statement, if she really wanted to make a good statement it would of helped that she really thought out what she was saying and leave quotes from American comedians alone when dealing with Black UK issues.
Spot on Cameron.
I thought it was unprofessional of Dotun to not have read the articles beforehand. That was ridiculous.
Afia quoting Chris Rock just made me cringe.