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Thursday, 31 May, 2001, 09:50 GMT 10:50 UK
Webcast: Leicester

ISSUE: ETHNIC MINORITIES

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The MacPherson report, commissioned after the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, was hailed as a turning point for UK race relations. Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke of a "new era", but just how much has changed?

Are we doing enough to stamp out discrimination in our schools and workplaces? Why do so many ethnic minorities feel politically alienated by the main parties? Has the MacPherson report made any difference?

At 12:00 BST on 31 May we discussed these and other issues at the African Caribbean Centre in Leicester.

Among those speaking were Jaswinder Hayer of the Leicestershire Asian Business Association, Dick Williams from the Refugee Council, Paul Mg from the Chinese Community Centre, Joseph Allen from the African Carribbean Forum, Rashan Sing Sandhi, chairman of the Council of Faith, and Steve White, headmaster of Rusheymede School.

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