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Youth Violence Solution? Authorities Should Stop Ignoring Activists

Ticking time bomb

British Prime Minister David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party, has made public pronouncements during recent months about his intent to address persistent race-based inequities.

While Cameron's words may represent a step forward, Simon Woolley, Director of Britain’s Operation Black Vote, said the issue is holding the Prime Minister accountable when his government is meanwhile “undermining civil society,” particularly with austerity budget cuts that disproportionately impact non-whites.

Woolley remains critical of the national government’s lack of investments after the 2011 riots, for example in festering areas like unemployment among youth and young adults –- including young adults who have college degrees. That lack of investment arose from a consensus among the elite that the cause of the 2011 riots was “anti-social behavior with no connection to social and economic inequalities,” Woolley said.

Woolley warns, “There is a young underclass out there that can explode at anytime.”

story | by Dr. Radut