Colin can you shed some light on racial tensions during those days? I have seen so many interviews with young mod boys with not that different views as some skinheads had like in that video that was just posted. And not that strange since a lot of those boys come from the same working class background and estates.
Anyone seen this little docu about Glasgow's gang problem from 1967, similar to the one Bunty posted months back since it also features the Easterhouse gang but it's not the same footage, all different footage:
To be honest here,the same thoughts were around in the early 60s-as later.The West Indian Population was regarded as the same as us(though in the 50s you had the Riots with the Teddy Boys).They wore the same Clothes and seemed Educated in the same way as us(the British Empire was slowly disentegrating around `64).The West Indian Parents were very strict(and Religious) in those days.In my Class alone,we had German,Jewish,Irish,Black and Italian Boys-but no Asians.This was another thing,the Asians did not venture out of their Neighbourhoods,so there was no mixing.Also a high percentage of them were older Males coming over(a bit like today,with the other Migrants).The Families came later,this exasperated the already homeless People looking for accommodation.Do not forget,in those days you had the likes of Rachmann who terrorised their Tenants.