Very shocking statistic.
Dispatches are showing a documentary tomorrow by Sierra Leonean journalist Sorious Samura about the increasing number of GANG RAPE, being committed by young black Men in London.
Samura notes in the Indy today:
In 1999 I witnessed a gang rape in Sierra Leone. I was forced to watch a group of rebel soldiers taking it in turns to rape a young girl in front of an audience of jeering men. It was the height of the civil conflict and rape had become a devastating weapon of war. When I moved to Britain I believed I had escaped such horrific sexual violence. As my Dispatches investigation tomorrow night shows, I was mistaken. Gang rape is happening here – and what I have found most disturbing as an African is that a disproportionate number of these attacks are being carried out by black or mixed-race young men.
Samura also cites the example of a young man who said:
One boy told me: “If she wants to go and meet a bag of boys then she’s probably a jezzie [slut], and if she’s going to a house it’s over – she’s going to get beaten [have sex].”
In other instances, as some of the victims in our film describe, girls can unwittingly walk into a trap, innocently visiting someone’s house to listen to music or watch a film only to discover that a group of boys are lying in wait.
Something as innocent as going to watch a film or listen to music, just kotching at a boys house crosses a thin line for some boys. This kind of behaviour of looking at a girl as a piece of prey, to try and trap her and force her to do something that she does not want, absolutely terrifies me.
Where has the lack of respect for black women’s bodies come from in London?
I have noticed recently in London the diminishing respect that young black men especially in poor boroughs have for girls. It can be something as little as intimidating behaviour at the bus stop, street harassment.
When did women and our bodies become the canvas onto which some insecure men assert their pseudo idea of masculinity?
For UK heads, Samura’s documentary is on Channel4 tomorrow night at 20H.
Black on Campus said:
This is horrifying and scary. It is also sad to see Black communities anywhere slip into such a horrible state of disregard for human life.
Any rational thinking human being known’s that any form of rape is wrong and inhuman. But this documentary is a disgrace for only highlighting the black young ignorant teenagers who live in estates. (After seeing the doc they should of called it ‘Why do black men/boys rape and how?) Totally ridiculous.
All involved should have looked at the social problems of all men and not 56mins of focus on the black community and 3 mins talking about a family in the north west of England. For the presenter to keep asking experts ‘Is gang rape a black problem?’ is wrong.
People making this documentary should produce facts and look for answers/deterrents’ to stop all people from thinking rape is ok.
I watched the programme last night. You can still view it online…Here is a summary of the programme with some of my thoughts.
DÉSIRÉ K said:
There is a clear need for positive Men Role models,mentoring Black Pupils from Schools to Workplaces.
An amazing organization I had the chance to work,mentoring Black Pupils “Male Development service,Boys 2 Men”,filling in the gap in the lives of Black Children who have no Father figure,is something that should be encouraged Nationally,I have seen it work,and their Team is so dedicated and committed to raise self esteem,achievements of Black Youth.