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Racist attacks on the rise in America following Trump’s victory, rights groups say



Racist attacks on the rise in America following Trump’s victory, rights groups say

The victory of Donald Trump at the just concluded US Presidential election has seen a rise in racist attacks as Americans have taken to social media to recount physical and verbal abuse, with rights groups calling on president-elect to act.

The emergence of Trump as US President has raised the fears of rights groups who say they are concerned over the future as many believe the election of Trump which was endorsed by far-right groups and politicians, might legitimise outward racism and physical violence.

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Trump’s campaign had heavily focused on minorities and foreigners, including Muslims and Mexicans, as he painted the two groups as threats to peace and the economy respectively.

The Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organisation, on Thursday called on Trump to “repudiate alleged attacks on Muslim students at universities in Louisiana and California reportedly by some of his supporters”.

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