Thursday, 30 June 2016 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • After Brexit: Reckoning With Britain's Racism and Xenophobia

    By Laleh Khalili, Truthout | Op-Ed

    A woman reacts during a referendum results party at the Lexington pub in London, June 23, 2016. A record number of registered voters were expected to decide whether Britain will leave the European Union. (Andrew Testa / The New York Times)A woman reacts during a referendum results party at the Lexington pub in London, June 23, 2016. (Andrew Testa / The New York Times)

    There is no denying that the EU suffers from a range of problems, including a democracy deficit. But although many who voted to leave the EU did not do so out of racist or xenophobic reasons, the Brexit campaign in Britain was fought on the grounds of xenophobia and racism and can only exacerbate social fissures around race and nationality.

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