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The Macpherson Report at 20 - Festival of Politics

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The Macpherson Report into the racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence was published in 1999. What has changed in the past 20 years?

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The Macpherson Report into the police’s handling of the death of Stephen Lawrence recommended a 'zero tolerance' approach to racism in society. This panel will debate whether Britain and its public bodies have changed in acknowledging and tackling racism since the report's publication.

This panel will debate whether Britain and its public bodies have changed in acknowledging and tackling racism since the report's publication.

Chaired by John Finnie MSP, Convener of the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing, the panel includes:

  • Jatin Haria, Executive Director for the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights
  • Dr Katy Sian, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York
  • Professor Nasar Meer, Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship at the University of Edinburgh

This event is held in partnership with the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights for Black History Month 2019.

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The Festival of Politics is an annual festival hosted by the Scottish Parliament. The Festival of Politics is open to everyone. It aims to provoke, inspire and inform.

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