Racism

We Chase You Out the Dancehall: Anti-racist ska legends The Specials play Baltimore

We Chase You Out the Dancehall: Anti-racist ska legends The Specials play Baltimore

Last April, a photo made the rounds of a punkish-looking woman named Saffiyah Khan as she smiled at a member of the far-right, very-white English Defense League at one of its rallies in the city of Birmingham, U.K. The photo was taken moments after Khan decided to intervene in a circle of howling men that had formed around Saira Zafar, a fellow Brummie, as locals are known, who wears the hijab.

Amusement, pity, and easy superiority are a few of the expressions Khan appeared to beam down at that angry little man. Her image went viral...

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