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Diversity on the Titanic 23rd March 2004 In his piece on rap (March) Nick Crowe states that there were no black passengers or crew on the Titanic. This is wrong. There was a Haitian passenger, Joseph LaRoche, and his family, travelling first class. LaRoche went down with the ship but his wife and children apparently survived. Maggy D Fouche, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs

Gandhi’s challenge 30th March 2004 Bhikhu Parekh’s imaginary dialogue between Gandhi and Bin Laden (April) brings to mind a piece from Young India of 11th August 1920, in which Gandhi writes: “I do believe that, where…

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