Rise in racist incidents points to Trump-emboldened backlash

A surge in reports of racist incidents has minorities and civil rights groups worried that Donald Trump’s election as US president has emboldened hate groups. Swastikas and Nazi slogans scrawled on a Philadelphia storefront, xenophobic chants at a New York high school, threatening letters in the mail, insults on college campuses: reports like these have proliferated since November 8. Passed by someone on the platform today and he says, ‘Your time’s up, girlie,'” journalist Mehreen Kasana wrote on her Twitter account.

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