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Thousands of people have taken to Twitter using the hashtag #PostRefRacism.
There have been many examples of racism and xenophobia during and after the British vote to stay in or exit the EU.One sign painted on a build reads "EU Rats go home", lovely comment i must say.
White powder sent to mosques, an Eastern European shop targeted by arsonists and an attack on a curry house in London are just some of the latest examples of racist hate crimes committed after the Brexit vote. New figures show more than 3,000 hate crimes and incidents were reported to police across the UK in the second half of June – a jump of 42 percent compared to last year. The daily rate peaked at 289 alleged offenses on June 25, the day after the EU referendum result was announced
originally posted by: Ohanka
There is no such thing as hate crime. They are just regular crimes given a sinister-sounding label to advance a political agenda by those who label them as such.
originally posted by: Britguy
From what I have seen so far, it's all anecdotal, with no corresponding number of arrests, so highly suspect.
We then have to consider those pushing their scare agendas being behind some of this as well, After all, look at the number of Jews found daubing swastikas everywhere and screaming anti-semitism to get noticed!
originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
a reply to: tommo39
So what is the difference between nationalistic pride and xenophobia?
I want to make sure that I can be proud of my country without being a "rathitht".
i agree, there are not many hate crimes
originally posted by: Misterlondon
What I find interesting is you hear about the British being racist, but you never hear the stories when it's the other way around and British are the victims.... Which they often are nowadays.