From: NPR

Great Britain is celebrating its Black History Month against a backdrop of racial tension.

“I’ve never known it so tough … It’s bad right now” says Simon Woolley, 48, who is a member of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Recent numbers released by the Commission show blacks in Britain are over-represented among the number of individuals stopped and searched by police from 2008 to 2009. Even though they represent only 2-3 percent of the populace, blacks account for 15 percent of those police stopped and frisked.

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