After Brexit, tolerant Britons adopted a simple symbol of solidarity. We should, too.

“More than a hundred incidents of racial abuse and hate crime have been reported since the UK voted to leave the European Union,” the Independent reportedthree days after the June referendum. “Many of the alleged perpetrators cited the decision to leave the EU explicitly.” The National Police Chiefs’ Council reported a 57 percent increase in bias incidents. Bigots appeared to have been buoyed by the belief, right or wrong, that a majority shared their resentments and that social prohibitions against racism had been relaxed.


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