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4,271 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by postallbear

Does xenophobia equal racism?


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12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 3:42:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
What is that?
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 3:45:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Um...what EXACTLY does that mean?
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 3:50:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Xenophobia means fear or hatred of foreigners and foreign stuff.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 5:06:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Racism = skin color
Xenophobia = country of origin

There's a difference.

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 5:09:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/21/2005 5:06:31 PM matthewsim88 wrote:
Racism = skin color Xenophobia = country of origin There's a difference.

not much.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 5:28:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
So if someone is the same race as you but from a different country...

That's ridiculous.

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 5:31:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
many americans are aryan. and many americans hated Germany back in bout 1945.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 6:21:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's different.
A lot of white American people are biased about French people of all colors, for example.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 6:24:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
really. I don't know anyone who is against the french.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 8:53:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
a story wouldve been nice on this one, but no, they are not equal, for example a black or white person of the u.s. could hate foriegners of the same race in canada... that was just an example not to be taken seriously
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 8:55:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/21/2005 6:24:38 PM tinsley wrote:
really. I don't know anyone who is against the french.

I guess you don't know me, then.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 8:57:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/21/2005 8:55:06 PM VanDiemen wrote:
On 8/21/2005 6:24:38 PM tinsley wrote: really. I don't know anyone who is against the french. I guess you don't know me, then.

Guess he doesn't know most Americans, or forgot to add the "this is sarcasm" disclaimer.

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 9:06:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
no I was serious. most people round here don't, I guess. whats up with the french.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 9:22:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/21/2005 8:57:29 PM jsjek wrote:
On 8/21/2005 8:55:06 PM VanDiemen wrote: Guess he doesn't know most Americans, or forgot to add the "this is sarcasm" disclaimer.

Most Americans? Most Americans AREN'T anti-French. They definitely seemed to be a minority.

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 8/21/05 - 9:31:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Let's see what Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
has to say...

Xenophobia: fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign.

Racist: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. 2 : racial prejudice or discrimination.

Boiled down... both come to the same thing: fear and hatred of those who are considered different...

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 12:25:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think because of its definition it doesnt mean racism, just another form of agoraphobia really.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 1:08:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
i wish i knew wat xenophobia is
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 1:10:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/22/2005 1:08:47 AM terp2222 wrote:
i wish i knew wat xenophobia is

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

To answer the question, to some extent.

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 2:13:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think racism is worse mostly because xenophobia is a mental illness much like the reasons i'm awake right now....racism is ignorance
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 4:33:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/21/2005 5:06:31 PM matthewsim88 wrote:
Racism = skin color Xenophobia = country of origin There's a difference.

That's not necessarily true. Racism isn't just about skin colour.

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 4:38:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
By the definitions above, one is a fear, the other is a belief.
So, no, that makes them pretty different.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 6:45:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/22/2005 4:38:09 AM mallory63 wrote:
By the definitions above, one is a fear, the other is a belief.

I bet there are underlying prejudiced beliefs behind those fears, though, such as "I don't want those criminals in my country." or "They're lazy and they're stealing our jobs."

12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 7:28:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
you could be uncomfortable around foreigners but believe that they are equal to you so I would say 'no'
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 11:13:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
ok no it's not the same.. "fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign." ...that said nothing or race's.. HELLO.. geez quit getting the two confused.. i could hate germans..but technically aren't they WHITE?.. ughhh
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/22/05 - 11:17:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
hating Germans could be classed as racism, they are a different group from Americans or English people both culturally and overall genetically and that can form the basis of racism.


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