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Trevor Phillips is wrong: Police are still racist

Issue No. 2135

In a speech marking the tenth anniversary of the Macpherson report into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, the equalities and human rights commissioner Trevor Phillips argued that the police should no longer be accused of institutional racism.

Phillips’ statement stands in stark contrast to the treatment meted out to many Muslims taking part in the recent Gaza protests, who were among those penned in and attacked by riot police, or those young black men who face the daily harassment of stop and search.

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What We Think
Tue 20 Jan 2009, 18:49 GMT
Issue No. 2135
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