Brexit is not Xenophobia

Note: I have no position on Brexit. As an American, I don’t see it as my place to tell the British what to do. I write today simply to respond to an ignorant argument that is being created / repeated on this side of the Atlantic. I wish I could say the coverage of Brexit has risen above the news media’s standard hysteria, rank partisanship, and hate-mongering, but I know better. The most offensive argument goes like this: Supporting Brexit is opposing globalization. Opposing globalization is xenophobia. Therefore, supporting Brexit…