Monday 14 June 2010

Boris and the Bent Deputy and Black Only School

When ethnic groups set up organisations or 'academies' solely for people of their own race, such as the Eastside Young Leaders Academy which is a black only school, then thats never racism.

When whites set up their own racial organisations - then thats always racism.

One law for them, one for us.

A former deputy mayor of Boris Johnson's was brought back into the fold at City Hall today two years after he quit in disgrace.

Ray Lewis, who resigned after the Standard revealed he had lied about being a magistrate, was welcomed back by the Mayor to help spearhead a new drive against youth crime.

Mr Lewis will be part of a team aiming to recruit 1,000 men as "mentors" to help prevent boys from troubled backgrounds being drawn into gang violence.

Richard Taylor, the father of knife-victim Damilola, and the Metropolitan Black Police Association will also have key roles in the Time for Action campaign. Mr Lewis and Mr Taylor will not be paid in their volunteer roles.

Mr Lewis's return as an adviser appeared to be a deliberate attempt by Mr Johnson to rehabilitate his friend.

The founder of the Eastside Young Leaders Academy was hired as a deputy mayor with responsibility for young people in a blaze of publicity soon after the 2008 mayoral election.

But he was forced to quit his post after the Ministry of Justice confirmed he had falsely claimed on his CV that he had been a magistrate. Mr Lewis had also faced allegations of sexual and financial misconduct which he denied and no police action was taken.

The political fallout threatened Lewis's pioneering Eastside Young Leaders Academy which uses military style discipline to help black boys in east London "perform a handbrake turn in their lives".

But in an interview with the Standard, Mr Lewis said the academy was now going from strength to strength. "Very often they don't get those role models at home or at school, so they grow up without the support and guidance they need. As a consequence they're finding it from the streets - they look up to older boys in gangs and get dragged into criminal activity.

"We want to get them early - it's work that's essentially preventive. We're going to start an aggressive recruitment campaign to find black males who can provide the culturally appropriate intervention that we deem necessary for these young people. Mentors can teach boys about what being a man is all about.

"Can you imagine 1,000 mentors across London? As Boris's army marches forward we will make a huge difference." He was keen to stress he will not be on the City Hall payroll, adding: "I'm not going to have an office or a budget."

Mr Lewis insisted he has no ambitions to return to politics. Asked if he regretted embarrassing his former boss, he said: "I'm focused only on going forward and saving these boys' lives. I regard Boris as a personal friend and I admire what he is doing for London.

"He has already made significant inroads (to reducing knife crime) but now Time for Action is really heating up. To be part of that is wonderful. This is my forte, it's what I do. I'm just happy to have the opportunity to lend my experience and expertise to the mayoral team."

Mr Johnson said: "There are a minority of youths who are wasting their lives through crime, gangs and violence. There is no magic solution to ending youth crime, but I am more determined than ever to use this new partnership to turn around the lives of as many troubled young people as possible."

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Anonymous said...

I have no problem with black only schools, so long as they are balanced out by white only schools. Every child should have the opportunity to go to a school that is a taylor made perfect fit for their ethnicity. This will enable the child to thrive.

When whites set up their own racial organisations - then thats always racism.
One law for them, one for us.

Got any specific examples of whites setting up racial organisations? I'm sure whites would be allowed to set up a whites only organisation if they wanted to (eg. white police officers association). It's just that they never do.

Anonymous said...

Time our increasingly brainwashed, bullied and disfranchised white young people began to lead themselves and their country out of this ant white racist self destruction

Anonymous said...

Tacit Apartheid

Anonymous said...

If the BNP was to suggest all black schools then we would have been called the worst of the worst, what this Lewis character is offering is strong discipline that has been sadly lacking in state schools, the results we see every single day, if a teacher in a state school was to act the way Lewis does then he would be strongly disciplined himself for abuse, but harsh discipline is a cultural thing you see.

I give it 6 month and Lewis will be in the headlines again for all the wrong reasons, Boris so badly wants to believe in Lewis that he has turned a blind eye to the fact that he is not a good role model himself, oh well what can we expect......Donna