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The generation gap, not rap, is to blame for the riots

By Shiv Malik  

Shiv Malik repsonds to David Goodhart on the riots: we must wake up to the economic reality young people face

Prospect contributor Shiv Malik responds to David Goodhart’s web exclusive article, “The riots, the rappers and the Anglo-Jamaican tragedy”

Searching for the root causes of the riots David Goodhart wrote last week: “The ‘hoodie’ culture of disaffection has told young people that their inchoate anger at the ‘power,’ the system, the government, the rich (or their nearest surrogate the shopkeepers), the police—whatever!—is…

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