Reasons for voting Leave official word cloud: largest is “immigration”, followed by, in rough order of size: “country, sovereignty, control, borders, laws, British, back, independence, money, Brussels, democracy”.
A friend moved to rural France, and a neighbour told her: “We don’t have much of an Algerian problem here.” He meant: “There aren’t many Algerians here”. (In Hungary it’s “the Gypsy question”.)
In India, groups such as the Dalit, or "Untouchables" are known as "Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes". They used to be called the Depressed Classes, and are sometimes called “other backward castes”, according to Wikipedia.)
All these euphemisms and many more can be found in my book Boo and Hooray!, now expanded and updated to keep pace with the proliferation of weasel words.
civilization: Western civilisation
controversial comments on race: racist comments
cultural change, culture change
cultural studies: inclusive history
defend our borders
Aborigines in Australia were “dispersed” – cleared from the land.
elite, liberal elite: educated middle-class people who aren’t racist enough
get our country back
Highland clearances, Irish famine: ethnic cleansing
I’m not a racist, but...
I’m only saying what everybody’s thinking.
I’m proud to be English.
I’m the least racist person you’ve ever met!
independent thinker, intellectual diversity: racist, racism
Life was simpler when we were young.
loving your country
metropolitan: not racist enough
mixed, socially mixed area: racially mixed
out of touch: not racist enough
provocative, controversial: racist, sexist
sacrifice our culture
stereotype: racist stereotype
straight talk: racism, sexism, homophobia
take back control: take back control of our borders
The pace of change is too fast: There’s Polish food in Tesco’s and I wasn’t consulted.
traditional: racist and sexist
The English lack a sense of national identity.
Western civilisation, Western culture, Western values: white people
White men are an endangered species: There’s one woman and one brown person on the board.
Words are just a collection of letters. People choose to be offended. What matters is the intention of the speaker: I am going to go on being racist and abusive. (Popular tropes, May 2014)
More here, and links to the rest.