Rotherham, a place now synonymous with yet another child abuse scandal. Over 1,400 young girls were groomed by a large gang of perpetrators. The real tragedy of this is that all the authorities were aware of what was happening but choose to turn a blind eye because they were more fearful of upsetting the PC Brigade. Rather than being branded as Racist ,the powers that be decided to ignore the cries for help from young, Caucasian girls allowing their Asian perpetrators to continue carrying out sickening attacks.
Similar gangs had been victimising young girls in other parts of the United Kingdom and have only recently been brought to justice such as Oxford and Derby. The scale of known abuse in Rotherham is horrific and any culture that has allowed such crimes to flourish should be condemned.
Were the roles reversed, and young asian girls were reporting being attacked by Caucasian males, I’m certain that the crimes would have been thoroughly investigated by the authorities and those involved would have quickly been dealt with.
Instead, fearful of being seen as targeting an ethnic group and being labelled as Institutionally Racist, the authorities were apathetic.
This comes after the revelations that Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris and many other well-known personalities exploited their privileged iconic statuses to violate many innocent victims. Again, accusations were ignored because of the perpetrators appearing above the law.
People seem willing to exploit their fame, race and gender creating a cesspool of perversion.
Such Political Correctness is not about Equality and Diversity. If it was , allegations would have been investigated when first made.
The authorities, apprehensive of upsetting a powerful ethnic group, decided to ignore the many claims being made. This doesn’t just happen with race, the same ‘political correctness’ applies to gender issues too.
The same authorities, afraid of being accused as ‘sexist’ by militant feminists will act in similar fashion ignoring the cries for help from men. As a result, many crimes committed by women against men are ignored.
When I’ve received ‘Children/Vulnerable persons’ training, an integral part of the session is that any and all accusations of abuse must be accepted and referred to the appropriate agency. Clearly, that has not been happening in England and gives the abuser even greater power of their victims. The statement “No-body will believe you because a) of my race b) of my gender c) I’m famous,” needs to lose its power over the victim, but this can only happen when all victims of abuse know that there exists a safe system in which they can confidently speak out into.False allegations are soon proved to be false, the truth always stands out. It’s time for the climate to change. ALL abuse is wrong and the words of a victim must be believed and acted upon.