Embattled Whiteness Gave Us Brexit. It Won’t Give Us President Trump

June 24, 2016 10:20 PM

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The “Leave” vote was a move to reassert the racial hierarchies upended by global capitalism. Here’s why it could never happen here.

If there’s a dominant narrative in the story of the Brexit referendum, it’s the anger and disenchantment of working-class voters, who largely backed the “Leave” campaign and by extension its most vocal advocate, Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party. UKIP is Euroskeptic and anti-immigr...

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