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''Xenophobia'', from the Greek ξένος (xénos, foreign) + φόβος (phobos, fear). A fear of that which is inherently ''other''.  Xenophobia is inherent in human history and human nature to some degree.<ref>Edward Said, "Orientalism."</ref>  Understandable examples of xenophobia are evident in common American culture, such as the fear of the influx of Mexican culture in the border states.  
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'''Xenophobia''', from the [[Greek]] ξένος (xénos, foreign) + φόβος (phobos, fear). A fear of that which is inherently ''other''.  Xenophobia is inherent in [[human]] history and human nature to some degree.<ref>Edward Said, "Orientalism."</ref>  Understandable examples of xenophobia are evident in common [[American]] culture, such as the fear of the influx of [[Mexican]] culture in the border states.  
  
 
Technically, xenophobia is not [[racism]]; racism is however a manifestation of xenophobia.
 
Technically, xenophobia is not [[racism]]; racism is however a manifestation of xenophobia.

Revision as of 10:14, 31 July 2007

Xenophobia, from the Greek ξένος (xénos, foreign) + φόβος (phobos, fear). A fear of that which is inherently other. Xenophobia is inherent in human history and human nature to some degree.[1] Understandable examples of xenophobia are evident in common American culture, such as the fear of the influx of Mexican culture in the border states.

Technically, xenophobia is not racism; racism is however a manifestation of xenophobia.

References

  1. Edward Said, "Orientalism."