Arts & Culture
The Murder of Stephen Lawrence: Racism and Institutionalised Racism
29 October 2019
BBC Teach / YouTube |
WHAT TO WATCH NOW!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHORT FILM CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE, AS WELL AS SOME VIOLENT AND UPSETTING SCENES.
This short film examines the effect institutional racism had on the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
It shows how Stephen’s murder provoked an extensive inquiry into institutional racism within the police force, ultimately leading to a public inquiry that revealed the true extent of prejudice and corruption.
The night of Stephen’s murder is described along with the experiences and emotions of his parents on finding out about their son’s death.
Watch the film by BBC Teach below: