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Racism on the Rise in Glasgow's Schools Motion, 26/01/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 26 January 2015 by Hanzala Malik (Lab) on Racism on the Rise in Glasgow’s Schools. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament notes with sadness reports of a drastic rise in the number of racially-motivated assaults in Glasgow’s schools, with figures from Glasgow City Council suggesting that these have more than doubled in recent years; notes that 46 attacks were recorded in 2014, compared with 18 in 2010, which represents a 115% increase, further notes that the overall number of racist incidents in Glasgow schools has also gone up from 128 to 145 in the same time period, with incidents including physical assaults, verbal abuse and the ridiculing of pupils because of cultural differences; understands that Mr Jatin Haria, the executive director of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights, has stated that, as many racist incidents are not recorded, the real figure might be much greater; believes that such incidents happen not only in Glasgow, but across Scotland; finds this latest news both concerning and worrying, and notes the view that, as it concerns the children of Scotland, this matter must be addressed immediately.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015