Following the Brexit vote there was an uptick in xenophobic violence. The idea was to wear a safety pin as a signal that you were a safe person to sit beside or talk with for people that may be feeling vulnerable. The symbol has cropped up in the United States post-election as we've seen a similar rise in hateful rhetoric and action. As one person stated: "I wear a safety pin to show that immigrants, refugees and anyone else threatened by the hate & fearmongering of Trump and many of his supporters can know that I care and will do all I can to combat xenophobia, racism, sexism, and ablism."
Don't stop with the safety pin, though. Stand up against racism and Islamophobia, affirm that #BlackLivesMatter, have that uncomfortable conversation with your friends and family. Get involved with local nonprofits and find ways to actually be an ally instead of just advertising yourself as one.
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