Not mentioning race.
The 11 or 12-year-old daughter, indeed the daughter several years older than that, of a Councillor, a social worker or a Police Officer would not be allowed by such figures to stay out all night with older men.
But the attitude of those white stalwarts to these white girls was, "You came from the gutter, anyway."
This was, and throughout the country tonight it still is, an internal white thing.
And that thing is class.