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Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201828 Views

‘What happens in society spills over into the school,’ says board representative Archy Beals

Jan 10, 2018

The number of reported incidents of racist and discriminatory behaviour at schools in the Halifax Regional School Board increased last year, a new report shows.

In 2016-2017, 360 such incidents were reported, up from 327 the year before. But no one is sure why.

“I think even if the numbers were lower, it would have been a shock because it’s 2017,” the board’s African-Nova Scotian representative Archy Beals said in an interview Wednesday.

In 2016-2017, 184 of the incidents happened at the elementary school level while 176 happened at the secondary level, the report from board staff shows.

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