Thursday, 24 May 2007

I finished the day meeting with Rose Simpkin, Director of Leeds Racial Harassment soon to be renamed Stop Hate Crime...

Interestingly, the Channel 4 news this evening identified Leeds as having one of the highest levels of reported racist incidents in schools. The programme highlighted the example of two young Asian women who were too frightened to go to school in Manchester... it was terribly sad that anyone would bully or intimidate these two intelligent young women.

We must continue to do everything we can to tackle this corrosive and destructive issue. We must all all refocus and redouble our efforts through Circle Time, our PSHE programmes, the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard and the Together for Peace initiative to continue to build respect, tolerance and understanding. We must also work closely with Rose and her colleagues to continue to rigorously tackle and root out every racist incident in our schools.

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