– NO – NO – NOT ME
In Reply To
XENOPHOBIA: fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign
PREJUDICE: an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics; an unfair feeling of dislike for a person or group because of race, sex, religion, etc.
- Listen to some of the conversations about “them” and how “they” are ruining everything; “send ‘them’ back to where ‘they’ came from”.
- What are they doing that your parents, grandparents or great grandparents didn’t do? Come here for a better life? - Speak funny? Dress funny? Smelled funky? Took any job that would pay the bills? Don’t believe what ‘we’ do? Want to live with ‘their own kind’? Why do ‘They’ want to live in ‘our’ communities?
- Are ‘they’ to blame? Or should we blame those who exploit “them”? When we march in the streets don’t we say that we’re trying to make ‘them’ the same as us?
- What happened to your family? Did they go back to where they came from or become ‘us’?
ETHNOCENTRIC: having or based on the idea that your own group or culture is better or more important than others