Mar 11 2011

What is xenophobia?

Category: Society & Culture


Xenophobia is a term used to describe an extreme or unreasonable fear of unfamiliar/foreign nationalities, beliefs, and cultures. The most important thing to examine when referring to xenophobia is “Fear”. Fear, as opposed to hatred and a feeling of superiority, is what sets this behavior apart from racism. In many cases xenophobia leads to racism, but they are considered very different by definition.

Tags: , ,



Challenge this Answer and/or Discuss