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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Day at the Races - and a happy one

While we're doing International Days, last Thursday was International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, whose theme this year was "Racism and Sport". Which gets everywhere. In Italy, for example, there have been some pretty vile racist chants against black players, as well as some unforgivable remarks by a disgraced politician. In Britain, the English Defence League organise similar chanting, and at least attempt to organise racist and anti-semitic violence against foreign fans. In some places racism moves beyond chanting to arson.

On a cheerier note, last Wednesday was the first UN International Day of Happiness. So here is a song all about happiness, from a musical all about racism.


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