Was this a racial incident or not?

Shortly after I moved away from there, I read of a shocking crime. A group of (white) under-age kids tried to buy cigarettes from a local store and were refused service by the (Asian) shopkeeper. The youths subsequently went and set fire to his house, and members of his family perished in the blaze.

The police and local papers treated this as a racial incident, but were they right to do so? The crime was in retaliation for the shopkeeper's refusal to sell fags to the kids, and had nothing to do with the colour of his skin.

2 Answers

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    You read what the media wrote, you did not read the transcript in the trial nor the police reports and a crime is not deemed 'racially motivated' if there is no evidence of it being racially motivated

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Doesn't sound racially motivated to me at all.

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