With all the burning and rioting in London (among other places in England), the Guardian interview with Electronic star/ former Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke from a few years ago about his anxiety with England’s race relations is very prescient.

There are his ongoing concerns about personal safety. As a black teenager growing up in Essex he ‘always felt something nasty could happen in the pub’. On the streets of Bethnal Green, where he now lives, he feels that racist aggravation is, daily, a heartbeat away.

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