When anti-racist activists toppled the statue of a slave trader, a culture war erupted in Britain. Who was to blame?

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In November last year, a UK poll revealed that 55% of British adults believe that the BLM movement had exacerbated racial tensions.

How could an anti-racist movement paradoxically cause an increase in racial tensions? Why would there be such a significant backlash against an…