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. 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.
- Edward Said, "Orientalism."