A Rise in Racism Since Brexit?


Verbal Vitriol

Since the UK voted to leave the EU last week, there has been a noted rise in hate crimes and racial abuse, with many of the perpetrators seeming to be using Brexit as an excuse to display their barbaric views. Just this week, our very own city suffered as a result of these attacks when a video of three men yelling at a mixed race man to “go get deported” surfaced on social media. It would seem that racism in the UK has now become a ‘normal’ everyday activity that everyone can take part in. And it’s not right.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned these actions, calling them “despicable” and urging that these hate crimes be stamped out. But, while we’re still coming out of a campaign fuelled by lies and fear, it seems like these attacks are only just the beginning. The Polish community in particular has…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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