"If that was the amount of kids who were in the white community that were dying, do you think that something would have been done?"Those words of, errr, wisdom are from the mother of Stephen Lawrence. Was she addressing black parents on run-down sink estates? Absentee black fathers in prisons?
Reader, she was not:
A group of 10 runners will be running the London Marathon this year, exactly 25 years since Stephen's death, to raise money for the Stephen Lawrence Charity Trust. The teenager was a promising runner who competed in the 1988 mini marathon.
Speaking at the launch day for this year's marathon, Baroness Lawrence expressed frustration that the threat of knife crime showed no sign of abating.Were the canapés nice, Doreen?
She told the Press Association: "I'm tired of reading about it in the paper, I'm tired of seeing families talking about their sons, I'm really, really tired of it - I think the Government needs to get a grip."It's not 'the Government' going round stabbing young black kids, is it?
"It comes under the race issue again - look who's dying - it comes under the race issue."Of course it does. Everything does, when you're making a tidy living from it.