UK Daily Mail
Thursday, Oct 29th, 2009

More than 250,000 racist incidents have been reported in schools since 2002, with staff forced to investigate every case, a report has found.

Young children are being branded racist before they even know what the term means and playground spats are being turned into full-blown racial incidents.

Teachers are also being made to operate like police officers, filling in forms about name-calling and jokes, the report claims.

Under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, schools in England and Wales have to report ‘racist incidents’ to local authorities.

The report, entitled The Myth of Racist Kids, was compiled by civil liberties organisation The Manifesto Group and found 280,000 incidents had been reported in England in the last seven years.