London Fallout: The Post-Riot World

Racialicious editor Latoya Peterson gathers stories from post-riot London. 

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An area of London destroyed by riots (Getty Images)

Racialicious editor Latoya Peterson gathers salient voices from post-riot London. Some are uncertain about the imminent threat of major violence. 

Casey Rain, of the Birmingham Riots 2011 Tumblr, has not received any major updates since August 10th. He notes:

Sky News, BBC News and other media have been painfully slow on updates, and many of you have accused them of even being biased. Of course, they are far more liable, but in this day and age they simply must evolve or people will turn elsewhere, which the 1 million+ page views this blog got yesterday would indicate. As for me, I have no agenda other than to keep the people informed and safe as quickly as possible. I'm not getting paid to do this, and so I am truly humbled at some of the messages I've received saying I've put the mainstream media to shame ... The imminent threat of major violence may or may not be over. So we all need to stay vigilant, stay safe, and above all have compassion for each other. The unity that this has brought between us in response to these sickening acts of violence, might well be the silver lining to this incredibly dark cloud. Thank you all. 

Read Latoya Peterson's entire post at Racialicious.

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