CRER Black History Month 2016: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain
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CRER Black History Month 2016: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain

CRER Black History Month 2016: Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial Bri...

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Riots, Racism and Resistance in Imperial
Britain
The riot at the Broomielaw was the first of nine
around British seaports shortly after the First World
War. It came against a backdrop of job shortages
when sailors’ unions tried to preserve jobs for white
locals by imposing a ‘colour’ bar, a policy that
was soon applied to black African and Caribbean
colonial Britons. The riot was tied up with wider
industrial unrest on Clydeside and took place only
a few days before the notorious ‘Battle of George
Square’.

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