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A hundred years ago today, on the 23rd January 1919, in the yard of the mercantile marine office in James Watt Street, a race riot erupted in Glasgow.  While waiting to be hired, Black and white sailors clashed and a pitched battle broke out. As the Black sailors ran down the Broomielaw, they were pursued by a white mob which swelled to hundreds. Rioters used guns, knives, batons and makeshift weapons including stones and bricks picked from the street. Three people were serio...

July 23, 2013

In the last week we have seen anti-racist organisations in Scotland voice concern over the decision by Crimestoppers to use the image of a Black man, hand cuffed and pinned to the ground, to highlight its work in tackling drug dealers with stories appearing in the Herald, Scotsman and Independent.

Organisations have rightly been quick to point out that members of the black and minority ethnic communities are far more likely to be the victims of crime in Scotland than perpetr...

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