Perspectives on Race

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Increase in racist incidents in schools

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I was reading an article about the increase in racist incidents in schools in England from 2002 to 2006. In Leeds the number of incidents went from 1,142 to 1,430, in Birmingham it raised from 832 to 1,577, and in Manchester it went from 590 to 696. These numbers are outrageous and I was wondering if anyone thought statistics like these are possible or could be possible here in the US. If you do then why?

I personally feel that if racial matters in the US dont change then one day it could happen. Recently, there have been reports of racist incidents at different schools around the country and the fact that many schools don’t do anything to prevent it until it happens at there school is ridiculous.


Written by tayokam

March 31, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I think it is possible. Many of the racist incidents that we do hear about in the news go unpunished or without severe consequences so students see that there aren’t any real consequences to being racist and feel like they can get away with it. So I think this may be a reason why there is an increase.


    April 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm

  2. I have to say I don’t think that it could get so extreme in the US and not be dealt with. It’s important to remember that racism in England is not something that’s spoken about in whispers, or even truly frowned upon. They speak openly in politics about not allowing more blacks to enter the country because they have too many as it is. With that attitude, how can children learn the tolerance that they should?


    April 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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