An Inclusive Litany

5/22/00

In Gloucester, England, undercover police agents have gone into restaurants simply to listen for bigoted conversation. In the first week of "Operation Napkin," one man was arrested for unacceptable talk. Another was briefly detained for mimicking an Indian waiter, but was let go because police decided it wasn't serious enough to warrant prosecution. Last year, an official British report even proposed criminalizing racist remarks made in one's own home.

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