Blair Blames Crime Wave on Black Culture

Stop 'pretending it's not young black kids doing it,' PM says
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2007 10:47 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Black culture is responsible for a recent rash of teenage murders in Britain, Tony Blair said yesterday in a burst of un-PC criminology that outraged black leaders. The violence, which has killed seven teens in recent weeks, won't let up unless Britons stop “pretending it is not young black kids doing it," Blair said.

Acknowledging that he was "lurching into total frankness" in his final weeks as PM, Blair denied that poverty or lawlessness in the broader culture are to blame.
The problem is endemic to a black community that creates "no rules, no discipline, no proper framework" for its children, he said in a lecture in Cardiff, calling on black leaders to lead the fight against these crimes.  (Read more Tony Blair stories.)