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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to a crowd at the memorial’s opening on Sept. 27, detailing the government’s commitment to fight xenophobia and anti-semitism.
The walkway in front of Zellerbach Hall — the site of Thursday's speech — was littered with chalk messages Thursday afternoon condemning fascism and xenophobia, reports CBS San Francisco.
But upon learning that the rental truck driver had asked to display an ISIS flag in his hospital room, Trump moved quickly from his usual brand of passive xenophobia to criminal justice expert.
Incidents of xenophobia, hostile political rhetoric and President Trump’s attempts at banning travelers from some Muslim-majority countries may be weighing on the minds of potential applicants.
The Republican Party of which McCain has been a defining part in the modern era (voting the party line the vast majority of the time) has flirted for decades with the forces of xenophobia and ethnonationalism that fueled Trump's rise.
His comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel's Mexican heritage were racially insensitive at best and bordered on xenophobia.
And with rising nationalism and xenophobia in parts of Europe and the United States, Davis and others suggest that the grave contains a more urgent lesson.
The trends that led to a Trump victory are the same ones that are racing across Europe: xenophobia, economic insecurity, and the rise of the nationalist right.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of xenophobia
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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