Originally posted by KazetNagorra
After Brexit, which emboldened and legitimized racists, hate crimes in the UK increased by about 50%.
A similar thing will likely happen in the US.
Racism is like an iceberg, with only the tip emerging as legally actionable 'hate crimes'.
There's a white 'liberal' fantasy that racism inevitably *effortlessly* must disappear, fall of its
own weight like an apple from a tree, even if white people make no conscious effort to change.
So many, if not most, white 'liberals' seem too lazy, smug, or afraid to examine their own prejudices.
But history shows there's no reason why racism must be a one-way street, always decreasing.
Before the Nazis, Germany was one of Europe's most accepting societies toward Jews.
During the First World War, German Jews tended to be very patriotic, glad that they were
fighting against notoriously anti-Semitic Russia.