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Since the UK voted to leave the EU, there has been a sharp spike in racist incidents. The attacks are centered around foreign born individuals such as an attack on a Polish Social and Cultural Association. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“After Thursday's referendum on a "Brexit," a wave of racist incidents have been reported to British police and documented in widely shared social media posts. Through the weekend, #Postrefracism has been trending, and its contents provide a disheartening view of how Britain's vote to leave the European Union may be emboldening those who harbor virulent racist sentiments.

Police in west London were investigating what they called a "racially motivated" attack against the Polish Social and Cultural Association. Poles make up the largest foreign-born population in the United Kingdom. The organization's building was apparently defaced with graffiti that said, "Go home."

In Cambridgeshire, leaflets were apparently distributed with “Leave the EU/No more Polish vermin” written in both English and Polish.”

Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/26/a-sharp-spike-in-ra cist-incidents-reported-after-the-brexit-vote/?campaign_id=A100&campaign_type=Em ail

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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