Dose of Society have taken to the streets to ask people what their opinions are on whether Institutional racism exists.
Stephen Lawrence’s case is talked about as an example in this video. In 1993, Lawrence, 18 at the time, was attacked and brutally murdered at a bus stop by a gang of white youths. The case has been dropped 25 years later, with only two of the suspects being charged.
Dose of Society speak to one man in particular in this clip, who says, “If Stephen Lawrence was a young dude from Scunthorpe, that case would have been solved a very long time ago, but because he’s one of us it’s a lot more difficult for justice to be served.” From the details from the case and years of new trials and evidence it is questionable why the police didn’t get any further than they did.