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 >Black Lives Matter
>Boris Johnsonfollowing 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.
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
>Stephen LawrenceResearch 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.