The mainstream British media and politicians are desperate to claim that the recent riots and looting have no racial context and that it is a multicultural event.(In fact, they have unwittingly reduced it to a black/white event because Asians are omitted in their narrative). This is absurd as anyone can see from the TV and Press coverage of the actual riots that the vast majority of those taking part are black. However, although this is shriekingly obvious no one has published any breakdown by race or ethnicity of those taking part. This is an attempt to fill the gap by analysing the names of those charged with offences.
The Daily Telegraph compiled a list of 466 people charged with offences relating to the UK riots which began on 7 August 2011 who had appeared in court by 11 August. The Telegraph story is at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8698443/UK-riots-suspected-looters-statistics-and-court-cases.html.
Of the 466 people, 295 are named, the others being those under the age of 18 or those suspected to be under the age of 18 (under 18s cannot be named in British courts except where the court deems it reasonable) plus a few for whom the Telegraph did not have names. I have listed the 297 named people below. Under them are the facts which need to taken into account when assessing the racial and ethnic origins of the rioters.
Rodney Benoni Davis,Male,18,4/28/1993
Jamaal Hakim Hislop Whall,Male,18,12/24/1992
Ali Ladji Ford,Male,18,9/25/1992
Omar Muktar Farah,Male,18,11/14/1992
Graeme Paton, Male
Jacques Samuel De La Lubie,Male,18
Lee Anthony Slade,Male,
Miss Victoria Holmes,Female,
Sean Mitchell ,Male,19,8/22/1991
Mr Nathan Anthony George Henry,Male,
Lorriane Andalinda Mcgrane,Male,
Adewumi Adebayo ,Male,19,6/3/1992
Mr Shourov Chowdhury,Male,19,2/2/1992
Hamza Alamin Abubakar,Male,19
Max Doran Raven,Male,19,7/30/1992
Peter David Morgan,Male,20,4/22/1991
Miss Shereece Ashley,Female
Thomas Anthony Livingstone,Male,20
Tyrone Thaddeus Coombs,Male,21,5/16/1990
Nathan David Evans,Male,21,11/14/1989
Mr Travis Cadagon ,Male,22,9/1/1988
Ishmail Lokko ,Male,22,2/28/1989
Pete Kemoy Williams,Male,22,2/15/1989
Mr Piotr Dziedzic,Male,22,2/27/1989
Mark Anthony Baker,Male,22
Samuel Thomas Green,Male,22
James Oliver Tomlinson,Male,23,3/3/1988
Brice Haddan Green,Male,23,7/9/1988
Christopher James Harte,Male,23
Mr Nicolas Robinson,Male,23,8/3/1988
Kaine Stephen Thorpe,Male,24,5/1/1987
Natasha Mavis Reid,Female,24,10/25/1986
Mr George Austin,Male,24,11/18/1986
Nana Kwame Sarpong,Male,25,4/8/1986
Stephen Carter,Male,26, ,
John Joseph Millbanks,Male,26
Daniel Tony Watson,Male,27,5/20/1984
Mr Lloyd Mansfield Mcgregor,Male,27,7/30/1984
Chammel Chrison Pusey,Male,27,9/14/1983
Mr Michael Hayden,Male,28,2/2/1983
Joshua Mathias Courtney Jones,Male,30,8/16/1980
Aaron Hugh Mulholland,Male,30,7/5/1981
Mr Stefan Phidd,Male,31,11/19/1979
Sayon Leroy Armstrong,Male,31,2/10/
Keith Adrian Mitchell,Male,33,1/9/1978
Mark Cunningham,Male,33, ,
Paul Williams Newman,Male,34,8/24/1976
Stephen John Williams,Male,34,6/10/1977
Mr Robert Wayne Campbell,Male,38,9/1/1972
Maurice Edward Dubois,Male,41,11/23/1969
Karen Anne Turner,Female,42,6/23/1969
Kenneth Michael Hunnisett,Male,45
In evaluating how many white Britons are amongst the 297 these facts need to be understood:
1. Those with double barrelled British surnames are most probably black because it has become the fashion for blacks in Britain to use both their parent’ surnames because there are so many illegitimate births and half-brothers and half-sisters in black families.
2. Those with first names such as Tyrone or Byron or standard white names spelt differently,for example Daveeed for David, are likely to be black.
3. Those with African names such as Akinole will be black unless a white woman has married an African.
4. Those of black West Indian origin or ancestry will generally have British surnames because the slaves took their masters names. Some will have names which are indistinguishable from British names. However, they often use first names rarely used by native Britons such as Delroy and Winston or unusual Biblical names such as Micah and Esau.
5. Those with Muslim names are unlikely to be white or native Britons. The could just conceivably be white converts or whites who have married Muslims.
6. Those with names such as Singh or Patel are most probably Asian, although if it is a female who is older than a schoolgirl they might be white women who have married Asians.
7. Those with foreign surnames drawn from European countries will generally be white, but may well be first generation immigrants, especially if they come from Eastern European countries.
Using these criteria as a guide, I estimate that at worst 70 of the 295 could have been white. I say at worst primarily because there is no way of testing the question of whether some of those with traditional British names are blacks from the West Indies. Of those who are white, a significant minority could be recent immigrants.