Owen Jones meets Akala | ‘The black-on-black violence narrative is rooted in empire’

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Published on 18 Mar 2019, 10:43
Akala's name is always near the top of the list when I ask for ideas for people to interview. I finally managed to catch up with him before the launch of his book Natives. We discussed the legacy of empire and the direct link to knife crime and the black-on-black violence narrative surrounding it. We also talked about whether increasing police numbers is a real solution to the problem and the hypocrisy of some politicians' outrage at everyday racism in the UK.
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