The Scandal of Xenophobia in the World

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POLITICAL SCIENCE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (POLS201): THE SCANDAL OF THE XENOPHOBIA WANDILE SIHLE NZIMAKWE: 211546206

XENOPHOBIA AS WELL KNOWN OF ITS NOTORIOUS AND BRUTALITY BASED ON HATE THAT NATIVES OF A COUNTRY HAS ABOUT THE FOREIGNERS NOT ONLY AFFECTS THE VICTIMS, BUT NATIVE CONTRY AND ITS CITIZENZ AS WELL.

2012
Wandile S. Nzimakwe
UKZN
10/17/2012
POLITICAL SCIENCE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (POLS201): THE SCANDAL OF THE XENOPHOBIA WANDILE SIHLE NZIMAKWE: 211546206

XENOPHOBIA AS WELL KNOWN OF ITS NOTORIOUS AND BRUTALITY BASED ON HATE THAT NATIVES OF A COUNTRY HAS ABOUT THE FOREIGNERS NOT ONLY AFFECTS THE VICTIMS, BUT NATIVE CONTRY AND ITS CITIZENZ AS WELL.

2012
Wandile S. Nzimakwe
UKZN
10/17/2012

Introduction
The issue of Xenophobia is otherwise too narrow to understand very well but our understanding has somehow led us to end up understanding what is very constrained. The very narrow definition of xenophobia is that of hate that the natives of any country have for their foreigners. Knowing this only directs you to the very exact definition and understanding that everybody wants to believe and understand. Broadly defined Xenophobia is fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. Somehow it shows that xenophobia isn’t only about people who are foreigners but anything that is strange to natives’ eyes mostly that of characterising the foreigners even the institutions of foreigners which goes on to whatever that characterizing them which includes even the attire, food, and accent, practices and so forth. Further, Xenophobia is an excessive and irrational fear of anything foreign. This fear is most often of foreign people, places or objects. People who are xenophobic may display fear or even anger toward others who are foreign. While xenophobia is often used interchangeably with terms such as prejudice and racism, these terms have different meanings. Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an ingroup towards an outgroup, including a fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to secure a presumed purity. Xenophobia can also be exhibited in the form of an "uncritical exaltation of another culture" in which a culture is ascribed "an unreal, stereotyped and exotic quality. The justification of me selecting this topic is to clarify further the causes that leads to this dilemma, and how honest are true or false they are. Another matter is that as a South African citizen I have saw more of xenophobic violence so my research is driven by the true facts and events. So as you might as well know South Africa isn’t the only country that had once involved in a xenophobic violence my justifications are to show further what really upsets native citizens of the country that leads them to this brutal treatment of our fellow foreigner even some of them never go to xenophobic violence but you can see exactly that they wish to do so like United States of America. Having explained what xenophobia really is it has somehow a differing meaning with racism. If it was as same as racism then the situation in South Africa would be of a differing end not xenophobic because it was a black on black violence which proved, not only proved but seen that it was xenophobic. The following are the major factors why countries like Spain, Rome and South Africa engage to xenophobic violence. The biggest issue of xenophobic violence is that of jobs. The hate that natives have arises mainly form the issue of jobs. The natives claim that the increased overpopulation to one country being filled mostly by foreigners makes them to lose their jobs. To explain how this is true, those who claim this fact have been talking about the foreigners less payment demand. Say for example in South Africa where we have seen most of the xenophobic violence, when the foreigners come to South Africa, most of them come having no...
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