Ten years after Macpherson, police race quotas are axed

DAILY MAIL, 20Feb09:  Police are to scrap controversial race ‘diversity’ targets that made it harder for white men to win jobs.  The decision could end the positive discrimination which has seen ethnic minority applicants selected where white rivals were at least as well qualified.  The targets were imposed after police were labelled institutionally racist in the 1999 Macpherson Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.  Forces were told to recruit ethnic minority officers in direct proportion to the make-up of their local community.

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