Britain: Explosion of Racism

Like the gunpowder concealed in the cellar of Parliament by Guy Fawkes, an explosive issue has long lain hidden beneath the even fabric of British life. Last week it exploded into the open—and presented Britain with an ugly, gnawing and virulent problem. The problem was racial prejudice, and the man who sparked the explosion, as it turned out, was only saying what a great many Britons think: that non-whites are not welcome in 98%-white Britain. Before the week was out, race had become the most heated and con troversial subject of the...