Brexit

Over the past few days, the world has been riveted by the Brexit referendum.

For those who are unaware, the Brexit referendum was a vote put forth to the British voters. The question was whether or not to retain a membership in the European Union.

The vote was a close one, with 52% of those voting to leave the EU versus 48% voting to stay within the EU.

While I as an American am not personally impacted by the decision at this moment in time, I can see how it could affect the global community in the future.

The way I read the decision is that it feels very isolationist. Not that the fears of those who voted to leave the EU are completely unfounded, but it could be interpreted as racist and prejudicial against certain communities, especially those who are fleeing destruction and hate in other parts of the world.

I am going to end this video with John Oliver, because he hits the nail on the head every time.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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