Met Police Urged To Scrap ‘Shady’ Gang Database Amid Claims 35% Of Its Subjects Aren’t Serious Offenders

The matrix, once described as an example of “institutional racism in action”, has been a point of contention for several years due to the disproportionate amount of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people to feature on it. Some 87% of people in 2016 were BAME, of which black men accounted for 78%.

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What does Guerrilla teach us about the fight for racial equality today?

Elizabeth Obi: I was there, and I find the portrayal of black women unforgivable. As someone involved in the black movement in the 1970s I was intrigued to see how those times would be depicted in this series. I was aware that there has been some controversy around an Asian woman being cast as one of the main protagonists.

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