Xenophobia by Shantel Mayinoti

Topics: English-language films, Nationalism, Foreigner Pages: 2 (648 words) Published: August 24, 2013
Shantel Mayinoti 11A
English Oral Task
19 August 2013

Topic : XENOPHOBIA

Xenophobia is the fear of foreigners resulting in violent actions . A report by the Human Sciences Research Council identified four broad causes for the violence: intense competition for jobs, commodities and housing

group processes, including psychological categorization processes that are nationalistic rather than superordinate a feeling of superiority in relation to other Africans
and exclusive citizenship, or a form of nationalism that excludes others But enough with all the "facts" .We all know what xenophobia is and we all know the causes . We have all hear this story before .

But never have you hear about xenophobia from the foreigner's point of view . Well that is why I am here , I , as a foreigner who have once experienced xenophobia at its worst, want to tell you what is xenophobia to me.

To me xenophobia is when we foreigners get bitten up chased away from our residence , not forgetting how some of us even get killed in the process , killed like rats. It's when our shops and homes are looted . To me xenophobia is just a cherry on top of what we all foreigners have been through .

Xenophobia is caused by the fear of foreigners so its said but what I recognized about the whole xenophobia situation is that xenophobia is caused by one confident , stupid person who just bring up the whole xenophobia idea and make people believe in his/ her beliefs and believe me it also take only one confident , wise person to turn people against that idea. If people can be stupid enough to believe such a stupid idea to walk around killing people what makes you think they will not accept your idea not to do bad.

But sadly in xenophobic situations even the smart , confident people choose to keep quiet and take advantage of the situation . They like the idea of going back home with a plasma LCD that they didn't pay for after a long day of breaking into foreigners houses...
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