Race off the political agenda as UK government ignores equality

By Leon J Williams

The UK government led by a coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have been accused by Doreen Lawrence (the mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence) of backing away from their commitments to race equality.

The Prime Minister (Conservative) and his Deputy (Liberal Democrat) have tried to keep the issue out of the lime light by writing to Doreen Lawrence assuring her that the government is committed to race equality and that they are doing all they can. Clearly an attempt to dismiss the serious issue like it doesn’t exist.

Had Doreen Lawrence not gone public with the issue then there is no doubt that the coalition would have continued to ignore it.

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