Why is racism increasing in Scotland? Watch
However, there are indications that the Scottish authorities and people are well aware of the problem and are trying to tackle it. Among Scots under 15 years old there is the sign that, "younger white pupils rarely drew on racist discourses."
In 2009 the murder of an Indian sailor named Kunal Mohanty by a lone Scotsman named Christopher Miller resulted in Miller's conviction as a criminal motivated by racial hatred. Miller's brother gave evidence during the trial and said Miller told him he had "done a Paki".
As of 11 February 2011 attacks on Muslims in Scotland have contributed to a 20% increase in racist incidents over the past 12 months. Reports say every day in Scotland, 17 people are abused, threatened or violently attacked because of the colour of their skin, ethnicity or nationality. Statistics showed that just under 5,000 incidents of racism were recorded in 2009/10, a slight decrease from racist incidents recorded in 2008/9.
From 2004 to 2012 the rate of racist incidents has been around 5,000 incidents per year. In 2011-12, there were 5,389 racist incidents recorded by the police, which is a 10% increase on the 4,911 racist incidents recorded in 2010-11.
Young people's parents blame the 'Paki's' and other people whom aren't white for taking their jobs.
When in reality this isn't the case.
Adults are also angry because they associate people of colour with the Muslim religion which if you haven't noticed the papers are filled with disputes over public holidays and the naming of them such as Easter should be Spring Holiday and the Nativity Play should be Winter Show and whatnot.
It all comes from hate and it's just simply awful that people feel the need to attack anyone whom is different from them.