Incidents of racism in schools up post-Brexit

The number of racist incidents in Welsh schools has “increased dramatically” since the Brexit referendum result, with racist language being used by children as young as eight, according to a leading anti-racism charity.

Show Racism the Red Card said that one-in-four teachers in Wales has dealt with a racist incident in the past year.
The charity has consulted young people and 435 teachers from across Wales to ask them about their experiences of witnessing racism in and around school.

The survey found that over the last 12 months, teachers in Wales reported a range of racist abuse, including:

It was not just the children who were the victims of abuse. One teacher in Monmouthshire told the charity that a pupil made comments to a Muslim member of staff about skin colour.

Show Racism the Red Card Wales said its survey highlighted a “lack of confidence, training and support among teachers”.

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