You may be seeing the common safety pin as the new jewelry of choice following the recent U.S. elections. The idea originated in the UK following Brexit. According to the BBC, hate crimes increased after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.
What does the safety pin represent?
It represents solidarity with people who say they have suffered racism, sexism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and homophobia, among other manifestations of bigotry. The underlying message: I understand and you’re safe with me.