Saiqa Shabir
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Mother describes daughter's racist bullying at school

Nearly 88,000 racist incidents were recorded in Britain's schools between 2007 and 2011, the BBC has found.

Data from 90 areas showed 87,915 cases of racist bullying, which included name calling and physical abuse.

Saiqa Shabir's 14-year-old daughter was forced to change school after suffering verbal and physical abuse because she wore a headscarf.

She was joined by Laura Pidcock of Show Racism The Red Card to discuss the issue on BBC Breakfast.

  • 23 May 2012
  • From the section UK