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January 10, 2012
 

The Hate Crime That Changed Britain

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Written by: Hugh Muir and Richard Sprenger
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he racially motivated murder of black British teen Stephen Lawrence became a cause célèbre, prompting changes in policing, forensic science, the law, employment and community relations, ultimately leading to two convictions last week.

Guardian editor Hugh Muir interviews people closely involved with the case, including the Lawrence family’s lawyer — Imran Khan, former Scotland Yard chief —  John Grieve, and Richard Stone, who sat on the public inquiry. Muir asks whether the changes that came were substantial and long-lasting.







 
 

 
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Will Europe Ever See A Black Prime Minister or President?

It’s election year in the US and although the black European president debate has subsided, the UK has now more Black Parliament members than ever.
by Erik Kambel
 

 
 
Family Trayvon Martin and UK activist Zita Holbourne. Photo by Barac

In London, Trayvon Martin’s Parents Protest British Racial Profiling

Trayvon Martin's parent's visited London a week ago to extend their campaign against racism and racial profiling to both sides of the Atlantic.
by Erik Kambel
 

 
 
Frenchman in wig

Black French Flight Attendant Forced to Hide Dreadlocks Under Wig

Airline says dreadlocks will harm the company's image.
by Erik Kambel