Laws against the wearing of the hijab/niqab have been passed. Minarets are banned and the building of a community centre for Muslims is opposed and the burning of the Koran is threatened. The Roma are collectively punished, racially abused and expelled in France (the new Vichy?), and racial profiling in Arizona and Quebec are rampant...Hispanics and Blacks are the main targets.
Whenever there is an economic downturn....depression, job loss etc. minorities. irrespective of whether they are citizens are picked upon, with the "political right" leading the hate and hysteria.....Sarkozy in France and the Republicans in the USA are prime examples. Ignorance is the order of the day, and fear follows, exploited by self-serving politicians.