In response, the Scottish government said that racism in schools was not to be tolerated.
But that didn't make the Lib Dems happy. No, the Lib Dem education spokesman Liam McArthur said the statistics showed Scotland still had "a long way to go" in tackling racism, and that the figures were a "reality" check.
"There is a real case for looking again at how we talk to children and young people about racism and teach them that prejudice - in whatever form - is simply not acceptable," Mr McArthur said.Yes, by all means teach them about racism and prejudice and about different cultures and beliefs. Teach ALL cultures about racism, not just the ever-suffering White race! If they're mentioning "beliefs" then there's obviously a Muslim issue...ONCE AGAIN.
Hey, Lib Dems, there wouldn't be any racial issues if Scotland remained Scottish. Governments are quick to fall for the "multi-cultural" dream, and when, surprise-surprise, racial issues arise because of the racial and cultural differences, they're shocked and need to "re-educate" the very people of the land.
So I ask a simple question. If a Scottish child were to move to, say, Pakistan, and the kids there used racism and prejudice against that Scottish kid, do you think the Pakistani government would worry about sensitivity training for the Pakistani kids?? Or would it be a case of "when in Rome"????
Lib Dems think they are morally superior when they are in actual fact sanctimonious pricks. All around the world, Lib Dems are on an eternal crusade against their own White people. They are the new thought police, the bastions of politically correctness, where the most offended among them set the rules for the rest. And no difference in opinion is to be tolerated.
They, like the cult of Islam, are the true Fascists among us.
Hat tip: Harb I
There have been almost 1,300 racist incidents in Scottish schools in the past two years, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.
The party submitted Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to local councils and received responses from three-quarters of them.
The findings, for 2011 and 2012, showed 730 racist incidents reported in primary schools and 544 in secondaries.
The Scottish government said racism in schools would not be tolerated.
There were a total of 1,274 racist incidents reported at schools in 2011 and 2012.
Of these, 667 were recorded in 2011, with the number falling to 607 in 2012.
The figures showed Edinburgh City Council recorded 279 racist incidents in primary schools over the two years, with a further 114 incidents in secondary schools in the capital.
Scotland's largest council, Glasgow City Council, was among the local authorities which did not provide the information requested.
We expect councils and schools to tackle racist behaviour where it does occur”
Scottish Lib Dem education spokesman Liam McArthur said the statistics showed Scotland still had "a long way to go" in tackling racism.
He called on ministers to look again at how youngsters were taught about racism and prejudice.
He added: "We all want to see a fairer society where everyone has the chance to get on in life regardless of their racial or ethnic background.
"Over the past five years we have made real progress in tackling racism but the fact that progress seems to have stalled is a concern.
"I do not doubt the commitment of ministers and teachers to battling racism, but these new figures show that we have a long way to go."
He said the figures should act as a "reality check " and addressing these issues should start with education.
"There is a real case for looking again at how we talk to children and young people about racism and teach them that prejudice - in whatever form - is simply not acceptable," Mr McArthur said.
A Scottish government spokeswoman said: "Racist behaviour or bullying is not acceptable and will not be tolerated in any Scottish schools.
"We expect councils and schools to tackle racist behaviour where it does occur.
"Under Curriculum for Excellence pupils will learn about different cultures and beliefs and materials to support teachers in this area are available from Education Scotland."