This is my reaction to hearing the news of the conviction of Stephen Lawrence's killers. I am very pleased that murderers have been brought to justice, but though there are similarities in that Gavin was killed in a vile unprovoked racist attack and his case has been closed, the obvious difference lies in the fact that Gavin was a white man. Just like in all those grooming cases where no one in official positions wants to know if the victim is white and the perpetrators not. Can the white section of the community in Oldham now look forward to immense interest and unlimited resources pouring in? I rather doubt it. The parents of Charlene Downes and others should not raise there hopes either.
Institutional racism is alive and well. You can get away with anything it would seem if the victim is white!