Tackling racism in Scotland
Tackling racism in Scotland
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.
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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FEARS have been raised over possible clashes between anti-fascists and the organisers of a planned anti-Muslim demonstration in the Capital.
HUNDREDS of people marched through Glasgow yesterday in a rally against racism.
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.
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.
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.
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".
CELTIC chairman John Reid today condemned as "racist" one of the songs chanted by Rangers fans at the recent Old Firm derby.
A JUNIOR footballer who racially abused an opponent twice during two different matches has been fined £850.
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.
TWO Asian men have been assaulted and abused in a city-centre race attack.
POLICE have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with a "nasty" racist attack in the city.
INDIE band Hard-Fi are to play in Edinburgh as part of a Rock Against Racism tour.
A TEENAGE girl led a racist attack by a group of youths against a Sikh man on a bus in Edinburgh.
EDUCATION campaigns alone may not be enough to change attitudes towards minority groups, a leading academic told MSPs yesterday.
THE number of racist incidents recorded by Scotland's biggest police force has increased by almost 20% in the past five years.
Bananas greeted Mark Walters on his Rangers debut at Parkhead 20 years ago
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.
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.