More than a hint Black christian saints make interesting reading, especially as they have been quietly whitened in the telling. Ask most catholics and they will be unaware they were any.

Black Catholic popes, saints and leaders

The two i like to cite most are St Augustine of hippo he of the nicene creed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo

Augustine is recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Christian Church, and the Anglican Communion and as a preeminent Doctor of the Church. He is also the patron of the Augustinians. His memorial is celebrated on 28 August, the day of his death. Augustine is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, the alleviation of sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses.[5] Many Protestants, especially Calvinists and Lutherans, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teachings on salvation and divine grace.[6][7][8] Lutherans, and Martin Luther in particular, have held Augustine in preeminence (after the Bible and St. Paul). Luther himself was, from 1505 to 1521, a member of the Order of the Augustinian Eremites.
And St Maurice the patron saint of soldiers who gave his name to san moritz. Noce man quite happily slaightered pagans when told to do so but refused to slaughter christians.

Wouldn't say racism wasn't always there but you can almost trace it's present form as christians had to find ways to justify black slavery by convincing themselves god made black people inferior, children of ham and all that.

If it wasn't race it would probably be something else but most brexiteers and certainly farage aim it at european immigration because they know being open about their racism against black and asian people would be a harder sell. Still some of the comments about east europeans in particular echo nazi propoganda. Come to that watch the rhetoric as scotland goes for independence.

I find braxiteers have a small minded sad little view of the world they mock the prospects for multiculturalism but offer little as a replacement.