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Thirty-two years after the first black officer Norwell Roberts applied to the Metropolitan Police “as a joke” the inquiry into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation released its report. Apparently little had changed.

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Ministers failed to take account of how key elements of its public sector cuts programme would impact on women, ethnic minorities and the disabled, Britain’s official equality watchdog concludes today.

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Ofsted, the school inspectorate, has started to judge schools as failing because their teachers are not promoting racial equality, the head of Britain's anti-racist watchdog claimed yesterday.

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