‘Asian grooming gangs’ – how the media racialises sexual abuse

ENGAGE has posted a detailed reponse to yesterday’s appalling media coverage of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s interim report on “child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups”. The Daily Mail, for example, featured the headline “Anger as sex abuse report ‘turns blind eye to Asian gangs'”.

For comments by Sue Berelowitz, deputy children’s commissioner for England and co-author of the report, see her article in the Guardian. And “Children’s commissioner defends child sex abuse report“, also in the Guardian.

See also Yakoub Islam’s response to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s articlein the Mail.