Stephen Lawrence was buried in Jamaica because his family feared his grave would be desecrated if it was in the UK, his mother
I was twelve years old when Stephen Lawrence was brutally murdered by a gang of racists in Eltham, South London. I remember watching the news about the case at the time, in April of 1993, and reading the various newspaper reports.
The heat of the summer riots has well and truly subsided and as winter has settled in it has allowed for some time of cool reflection from various quarters. This week alone we've had two important reviews of the policing response both from the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).
It's the best Christmas news for any child languishing in care and waiting to be placed with loving, adoptive parents - the announcement yesterday that the government is replacing its crippling bureaucratic process with a new system. Proposals include forming an expert panel to develop a new system and assessment form so suitable placements can be made starting next year.
Former Liverpool footballer Alan Hansen has apologised after describing black players as "coloured" during a debate on Match
Former Liverpool footballer Alan Hansen has angered viewers of Match Of The Day after he twice referred to black players
With the Eurozone collapsing, our economy in freefall, and the Department of Apocalypse moaning that four horseman is simply not enough to cope with our accelerated progress towards armageddon, you may have missed the latest fun news about immigration.
Racist ranting: it's the new craze that's sweeping the nation. You can even get £250 if you send in a video to the BBC and it gets used on You've Been Racially Abused.
There has never been a time when a racial utopia has existed and I doubt such a thing could ever exist, but we are losing sight of what makes the UK a racially tolerant and welcoming society. It is time for us to bring the discussion of race relations back to the forefront.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter's recent comments that there is no racism in football, and that any evidence to the contrary can be settled and forgotten with a simple handshake, provide further examples of how out to touch he is.