Since the Brexit vote there has been a rise in racial abuse suffered by members of the black community. The vote to leave the EU was synonymous with a vote against immigration. The wider issue here is that a Brexit debate hijacked by xenophobes forced members of the black community to approach the subject of Brexit on a largely reactionary basis. While this is understandable, when approached purely as a matter of policy, Brexit could otherwise be viewed as an opportunity for the black community at large. In this paper we explore what those opportunities could be.