Saturday, June 20, 1998 Published at 05:49 GMT 06:49 UK
Police 'must admit racism'
Neville Lawrence, seen with wife Doreen, will address conference
The police are being urged to be more open about the extent of racism in their ranks, and to root out offenders.
The National Assembly Against Racism, which is holding a conference on ending harassment in the community and the workplace, believes the inquiry into the way police handled the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence throws up vital lessons for the way crimes against black people are treated.
Mr Hussain's grocery shop on a Lancaster housing estate has been attacked by racists more than 1,500 times.
Delegates are also expected to hear a call for the police force to admit racism is deep rooted within its ranks and that racism becomes a sackable offence.
More controversially, the conference will discuss whether juries trying black defendants should have a black majority.
The second part of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry, expected to get under way later this summer, will consider "national issues relating to the investigation and prosecution of racially motivated crime", and will travel round the country to hear from victims of racists.
He added: "We hope that we will not see a situation where an inadequate, flawed investigation into the murder of a black person is considered less serious than a failure on another type of crime."
The five "prime suspects" in Stephen's murder are due to give evidence to the inquiry at the end of the month.