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Schools had more than 87,000 racism cases in four years

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Laura from Show Racism The Red Card talks about the problem of racism in schools

If you've ever been unfortunate enough to hear a racist comment at school then you're not alone.

More than 87,000 racist incidents were reported by UK schools in the four years between 2007-11.

Birmingham in the Midlands had the highest number (5,752) in that period, while Carmarthenshire in south-west Wales had just five.

The total number of cases rose for three years but fell in 2010-11 - when schools no longer had to record them.

In some places like Luton and Oldham, reported cases of racism went up. But in a few other places like Newcastle and Stoke, they came down.

Anti-racism campaigners reckon that a lot of racist bullying goes unrecorded because victims are scared to tell someone about it.

Khadeja
Khadeja stopped eating because of the racist bullying she suffered

Khadeja, who's 14, has been a victim of racism. Other children used to shout abuse at her.

"I was tormented nearly every day; I was scared to go to school," she says. "It made me feel so low and all my confidence had gone."

"I didn't understand why I was being treated like this. I was the same as the other students, except that I wore a headscarf."

She's now moved to a new school but has to catch up on several months of schoolwork she missed out on.