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A report by the IPCC reveals the disturbing number of black people who die in police custody. The 105 page report titled, ‘Deaths in or following police custody: An examination of the cases 1998/99 – 2008/09 reveals an alarming trend of black deaths in police custody.

A report by the IPCC reveals the disturbing number of black people who die in police custody. The 105 page report titled, ‘Deaths in or following police custody: An examination of the cases 1998/99 – 2008/09 reveals an alarming trend of black deaths in police custody.  It was found that 68% of people who died in police custody were arrested for non violent offences. There was a breach of police procedure in 27% of cases and that people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds were more likely to be restrained whilst in police custody than whites.

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In the real world, there’s more diversity, we’re more multicultural, there are mixed marriages, mixed relationships, mixed race kids running all over the place. It’s a fact of life. We are a multicultural, multi-ethnic society and there is an area of that society that is slightly hoping it’s not true. But it is true and they’ve got to catch up.

(Source: Guardian)

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A few days ago on Facebook I watched two community activists have a throwdown over the phrase “mixed race.”

This exchange brought back some of the most difficult writing that I have ever done on Racialicious: where readers challenged my right to call myself, as a mixed race person with parents of two different races, mixed in a separate way from those who are mixed race but share the same identity as their whole family, for e.g. folks who are mestizo, Creole, African American, Metis, Peranakan…

(Source: racialicious.com)

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