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Recent Examples of xenophobia from the Web
Many of them touch on hot-button issues like white supremacy, xenophobia, state surveillance, and government repression of sexuality.
In this op-ed, writer Prince Shakur explains how Donald Trump and his supporters have encouraged ideals of white supremacy and xenophobia, which are core parts of the American tradition.
And the coal baron’s flagrant xenophobia — and habit of decrying Mitch McConnell as a cocaine dealer — means that the national Republican Party would likely do relatively little to boost Blankenship’s candidacy.
Drucke said the association rejected all forms of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia and the glorification of violence.
An M5S-League coalition would be eccentric, idealistic, tinged with xenophobia, intolerant of corruption and economically illiberal.
Like The Problem with Apu, Breaking the Bee is a welcome antidote to the narrow-minded xenophobia that South Asian Americans continue to encounter in this country.
Trump's recent tweets reflect much of the xenophobia and paranoia over both foreign threats and domestic treachery that underlay his campaign, and which still galvanize his hard-line support.
The seeds of xenophobia are already planted as the fundamental theme of the drama.
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Did You Know?
If you look back to the ancient Greek terms that underlie the word xenophobia, you'll discover that xenophobic individuals are literally "stranger fearing." Xenophobia, that elegant-sounding name for an aversion to persons unfamiliar, ultimately derives from two Greek terms: xenos, which can be translated as either "stranger" or "guest," and phobos, which means either "fear" or "flight." Phobos is the ultimate source of all English -phobia terms, but many of those were actually coined in English or New Latin using the combining form -phobia (which traces back to phobos). Xenophobia itself came to us by way of New Latin and first appeared in print in English in the late 19th century.
XENOPHOBIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of xenophobia for English Language Learners
: fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners
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