Culture

We are The Others

We are The Others

I have participated in the story of Stephen Lawrence in three ways. Firstly I was involved in Diversity Development at the Metropolitan Police between 2001 and 2006. more This work came about as direct response to the Met’s soul searching following the inquiry into their mishandled investigation. Secondly, I was part of a small group of people who made a special trip to the inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington DC, in January 2009. It was there that I met Doreen Lawrence. The third way in which I participated was, however, more important than either of the first two. This was as part of a wider community that has engaged in an active change in attitudes and perceptions towards race over the past two decades, in London (and perhaps across the UK).