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Black Lives Matter, policing and the criminal justice system

A couple of weeks ago, Adam Elliott Cooper of the University of Greenwich and The Monitoring Group, and Liz Fekete of the Institute of Race Relations, spoke about black lives matter, policing and the criminal justice system at one of our webinars.

2 July 2020
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The swirling current of criminalisation

At our webinar on socially-distanced justice yesterday, Liz Fekete of the Institute of Race Relations argued that a focus on racial disproportionalities failed to address the real causes of criminalisation of young people.

19 June 2020
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New research: link between online hate speech with real-world hate crime

The latest post on the Oxford University Press blog examines the link between online hate speech and hate crime as it happens in the real world. 

Researcher and blog post author, Professor Matthew Williams, has been conducting research in this area. His findings suggest that anti-Black and anti-Muslim hate speech online is linked to heightened racial and religious violence and harassment.

The post is a summary of an article by...

14 October 2019
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20 years after Macpherson - what has changed?

The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, chaired by Sir William Macpherson, has gone down in British social and political history as a watershed moment in British race relations.

By 
Professor Gus John
8 May 2019
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Imran Khan on racism in the Metropolitan Police

Imran Khan, the Lawrence family solicitor, has written an article in response to the BBC's three-part documentary on Stephen Lawrence's murder, 'Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation'.

In The Guardian article, Khan questions whether anything has changed within the Metropolitan Police since Stephen Lawrence's murder in 1993 and emphasises how much work is to be done to shape a racially just society and police force. 

In 2015, along with Monitoring Group, Imran...

19 April 2018