Part of the “Brexit” vote over in the UK may have been due to an anti-immigration fear campaign. In fact, the posters and advertisements made it clear that whether people voted to leave because of those fears or not, those fears were one of the reasons cited.
Claims of gang rapes and crimes against women are a particularly large fear being pushed.
And while I certainly don’t think everyone who voted to leave chose to vote that way based on those fears, I do imagine they a played a large part for some people. Especially given the post-referendum spike in racial incidents being reported in the UK.
Here in America, Donald Trump has gained power by attempting to play on those same fears. He has used high-profile cases such as the murder of a woman in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant to scare people. He does this of course…
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