Society takes from Black culture, but often doesn’t want Black people along with it
The Metro says In the days leading up to Notting Hill Carnival, comments by the Tory London Mayor candidate Susan Hall re-emerged.
She had called it ‘dangerous’ and said previously that there is a ‘problem with crime’ in the Black community.
For a celebration that is now said to be the second-largest annual event of its kind in the world, it is many things – fun, exciting, bonding, tiring, anything but dangerous is nowhere near top of the list.
The number of arrests at this year’s event was considered ‘broadly consistent’ with police expectations, given that nearly 2million people were estimated to flock to the event.