Inequality In Britain Report: Doreen Lawrence Says Government's Race Review Gives 'racists The Green Light'

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence says the authors of a government-ordered race review are "not in touch with reality" and "it has pushed [the fight against] racism back 20 years or more".


report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities - which was set up by Prime Minister >Boris Johnson

following last summer's >Black Lives Matter

- found the UK is no longer a country "where the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities".

It added that geography, family influence, socio-economic background, culture and religion all affect life chances more than racism.

Stephen Lawrence died in 1993
Image: Stephen Lawrence was killed in a racially motivated attack in April 1993

But Baroness Doreen Lawrence, who was made a peer in 2013 after campaigning for justice for her son who died aged 18 in 1993 following a racially motivated attack in southeast London, says the review has given "racists the green light".

Speaking at a public event organised by De Montfort University Leicester's (DMU) >Stephen Lawrence

Research Centre, she said: "When I first heard about the report my first thought was it has pushed [the fight against] racism back 20 years or more.

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