Racial abuse of 12-year-old Lamaya shows harsh truth of being a black child in Scotland, says Record View
IN SCOTLAND we like to say we are “all Jock Tamson’s Bairns” but the reality is often very different.
Last night saw the launch of Black History Month in Glasgow and with it came the harsh truth of being a black child in Scotland.
At the event, 12-year-old Lamaya, a Scottish girl of mixed race, spoke of being the target of racial abuse.
Her portrait was used on the cover of the programme, overlaid with the many insults thrown at her when she was still at primary.
From neighbours, from children and strangers came phrases like “n****r”, “ugly brownie”, “stupid ape” and “black bitch”.
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