Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day November 25, 1981

The Scarman report attributes serious riots in Brixton that occurred the previous April to significant economic and social problems within Britain’s denser urban centres. Although the report lamented disadvantages inherent in being a person of colour in Britain at this time, Lord Scarman’s inquiry also noted that there was no excuse for violence and praised the response of authorities overall in managing the disturbances. The BBC examined the Scarman report here. Youtube has more here:

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