I wouldn't say this crime is related to race but rather the cultural difference and this is what the perpetrators exploited. They knew the cultural differences between the whites and asians in their community and they exploited this by picking girls from the weakest parts of their community. Apparently 5 out of the 27 of their victims were non-white.(Original post by Harrifer)
Thinking about that article, you have to ask the question, why are asian men targeting white girls?
I think you've got to be blind to say there is no undercurrent of cultural (not necessarily racial) tension here.
Claims damages because he didn't get a first