Racism in primary schools only reflects the society the Tories have created
There may have been a rise in reporting, but five years of toxic political attitudes towards immigration has clearly seeped through to our children.
The Department for Education has revealed that the number of primary school children being suspended for racist behaviour has risen by a third in the past few years, from 430 incidents in 2014-15 compared with 320 in 2009-10.
This is not a case of “political correctness gone mad”; children as young as six are not being routinely suspended for just poor choice of language. The issue is more widespread than individual schools and speaks volumes about a society where young children mimic racial abuse. Such an increase should come as no surprise, given the nature of the Tory-led government’s increasingly racist social policy.