There is no attempt to consider the influence of family support structures, educational outcomes, cultural differences, levels of unemployment, crime rates, etc.
Consider the following, from The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff.
Ideas may be accepted not because they are true but because the politically dominant group wants them to be true in order to promote its preferred narrative and preferred set of remedies.
Sound familiar? We're daily being fed the nonsense that the UK is institutionally racist. Every problem in society is now reduced to a lecture on racism. White people being told they are “privileged”, black people being told all their problems are the result of oppression. There is no attempt to consider the influence of family support structures, educational outcomes, cultural differences, levels of unemployment, crime rates, etc.
To quote Haidt and Lukianoff again, when
using theories that are based on a flawed or incomplete understanding of the causal forces at work, [their] reform efforts are unlikely to do any good and might even make things worse.
I suspect many of the activists are fully aware of the these points, but why would you want to consider the alternatives when fanning the flames of division is such a money spinner? By mid-June 2020, the BLM UK GoFundMe page had reached more than £1million in donations. Rather than looking for solutions some people have a vested interest in widening the divisions.
13th July 2020