Tackling racism in Scotland

Tackling racism in Scotland

Police pledge swifter response to racism and homophobia than 'ordinary' crime

POLICE are looking to drive up reporting of hate crime by promising minorities will see a swifter and tougher response to offenders, than other victims.

Student makes vow over race case at university

AN INDIAN student who accused a leading university of racial discrimination yesterday vowed to take her case to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, despite receiving letters of apology.

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Violence fears as anti-Muslim group plans march in Capital

FEARS have been raised over possible clashes between anti-fascists and the organisers of a planned anti-Muslim demonstration in the Capital.

Hundreds attend Glasgow rally against racism

HUNDREDS of people marched through Glasgow yesterday in a rally against racism.

Rangers player reveals racial abuse from club's own 'fans'

RANGERS Football Club was last night examining CCTV footage in an attempt to track down fans who screamed racist abuse at Maurice Edu, an incident he later revealed on Twitter.

Muslim fury after racist avoids jail for bomb threat

SCOTLAND'S legal system was accused of applying double standards after a Scottish man who threatened to blow up a mosque was yesterday spared prison.

Yobs smash chef's head on road in race attack

A CURRY chef has told how he was subjected to a terrifying racist attack at the hands of two young men who repeatedly smashed his head on the road and dropped a boulder on his knee.

Helen Martin: Good golly! This gaffe highlights the age gap

CAROL THATCHER could be described, in the words of her own kind, as an "all round good egg". She is also switched on and clued up enough to know that there can be no justification whatsoever in this day and age for referring to a black person as a "golliwog".

Reid condems 'famine song'

CELTIC chairman John Reid today condemned as "racist" one of the songs chanted by Rangers fans at the recent Old Firm derby.

Footballer fined £850 for racial abuse

A JUNIOR footballer who racially abused an opponent twice during two different matches has been fined £850.

School race doll branded 'return of the golliwog'

A DOLL being used in a primary school to promote racial harmony was compared to "the reintroduction of the golliwog" by a human-rights lawyer yesterday.

Asian men are targeted in race attack

TWO Asian men have been assaulted and abused in a city-centre race attack.

Race attack police hunt trio

POLICE have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with a "nasty" racist attack in the city.

Hard-Fi rock racism in the Capital

INDIE band Hard-Fi are to play in Edinburgh as part of a Rock Against Racism tour.

Girl leads teen gang's race attack against Sikh man on bus

A TEENAGE girl led a racist attack by a group of youths against a Sikh man on a bus in Edinburgh.

Campaigns alone 'not enough to end racism'

EDUCATION campaigns alone may not be enough to change attitudes towards minority groups, a leading academic told MSPs yesterday.

Incidents of racism rise by one fifth

THE number of racist incidents recorded by Scotland's biggest police force has increased by almost 20% in the past five years.

A black day for Scots football

Bananas greeted Mark Walters on his Rangers debut at Parkhead 20 years ago

If someone started talking about Pakis and darkies, what would you do...

WE HAVE all been in a similar situation. In a pub, in a workplace, at a dinner party, in a taxi, the conversation suddenly takes an unpleasant turn and someone starts espousing racist views or using derogatory language.

Attitudes Scotland should strive to change

HOW prejudiced is modern Scotland? The latest annual Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, funded by the Scottish Government, was published yesterday. It is encouraging to see that two thirds of us think Scotland should do everything it can to combat racial and other forms of prejudice, though it would have been better if that figure had been nearer 100 per cent.

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