That's exactly what I was meaning Elly, which is why I think it's unfair to lay the blame for these incidents on the result of the referendum. I've been racially abused myself on more than one occasion and so I know exactly what it's like to be on the receiving end.
Sadly, racism and the like loves to ride on the back of similar.
For me - someone/some country (oh - just maybe Britain) has to be the bigger person and say - actually, no - we're not entertaining this. We didn't, and now we've provided a platform for all sorts. That's the way life works when we get stuck in our own little bubble and think we're superior to others.
We have totally blown a chance to get together with our bigger world to actually make a difference in this life. That makes me incredibly sad. I'm absolutely dumbfounded by people who think that this is their country and all that ****. No - you occupy a space in big wider picture - man up and wake up!