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  • Clara Wajngurt

Racist Bullying in Britain

An article from the Guardian on 'Record Number of UK children excluded for racist bullying: Call for urgent action as there is a rise in numbers blamed on toxic rhetoric around immigration - November 30, 2018 was a really interesting article.

There are calls across Britain for an urgent government intervention to tackle bigotry and prejudice in the schools.There was an increase of 500+ cases---the highest in a decade after remaining relatively stable since 2008-2009 when the figure for racist bullying in the schools was 3,950 incidents which is pretty high as well. 'Schools need to not pretend the problem does not exist. Senior leadership teams themselves need to consider their own unconscious biases as they are often all white teams with a very basic understanding of what constitutes racism. Yes, we need 'mandatory teacher training on all forms of bullying and harassment including race and faith targeting and mush higher levels of accountability at the local level.' Bullying cannot be tolerated in any form and we need to do something about it!

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