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August 1, 2016

Scotland’s schools have recorded over 3,000 racist incidents in the past five years, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats through Freedom of Information requests. While this may seem shocking to some, we’re confident that it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In 2012, CRER undertook detailed research into racist incident recording practices and policies in Scotland’s schools. What we found was a patchy, problematic range of approaches. Based on research carried o...

February 18, 2013

Last Friday saw the Herald newspaper run a story headlined “Claim universities swamped with non-Scottish staff” based upon an article in the Scottish Review by Professor Alf Baird from Edinburgh Napier University.

The use of this type of inflammatory language is usually consigned to right wing racists so it was worrying indeed to read a Scottish Academic talk so freely about ‘swamping’ by non-Scots and of Scottish Institutions being ‘overrun’.

Professor Baird asserts “Over the...

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