1) A few readers have emailed in with this brutal murder of an Afghan-American mother shot point-blank in the head. The local community see it as a hate crime and it certainly looks that way.
2) Today’s Observer Sport has an article on Britain’s “hidden (mixed) race” and their prominence in sport. “Six out of seven of the players described as ‘black’ were mixed race, but this was not mentioned on TV or in the written press. Mixed-race people account for about 1.4 per cent of Britain’s population, so for mixed-race footballers to make up 26 per cent of England’s elite is a huge achievement. ”
Update: A mother gives birth to black and white twins! [via Ethnicloft] Razib has the science.
3) Flag burning could become a crime. Wtf, one initially thinks. But I noticed that Tarique Ghaffur has proposed this and then it makes sense. He wants to clamp down on the media-friendly activities of the extremists and recently declared he wanted to take a hardline against Al-Ghurabaa because they always grab the limelight. An attack on civil liberties maybe, but I think Chief Supt Ghaffur has noble intentions in mind. I’d go with it, as long as the legislation is extended every year. [hat tip: Nyrone]
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