“Every generation pretends gang crime is a new problem.”

British rapper, author, and political activist Akala tells Channel 4 News that the social indicators of violence have “remained identical for almost 200 years.”

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Watch Akala’s entire interview with Jon Snow on Channel 4 News.

Akala is the author of Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire’.

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