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29th October 2004 at 01:00
* "I work in a multicultural secondary school in an area of Liverpool with racial issues that spill into the school. The main problem is that students form their attitudes at home, and abrupt correction can be seen as undermining parents, which can confuse a child. Children are often unsure what racism means and can use the term inappropriately. Used glibly, the word can escalate a situation. The attitudes of the community can be very difficult to combat, and schools have limited power over this, however they deal with racial aggravation." Only Me

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