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Fear Of Outsiders Essay

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Xenophobia derived from the Greek word for stranger, means the fear of outsiders or foreigners or of anything that is strange and/or foreign (Winters). Foreigners tend to scare people because people usually do not like change and it takes awhile to adapt to and understand how and why people are the way they are. People fear outsiders because the fear of otherization and the unknown scares people and “turns them off” from those who are different, and causes people to form stereotypes from events that have happened throughout the past.
The otherization of people that are different scares people because seeing the world in a different way widens the diversity of lifestyles that we are not ...view middle of the document...

The city became a "safety valve" for the whole colony but good Puritans considered a move to Boston the equivalent of "going to Hell." Puritans scapegoated the unknown as they did in Salem and as people do now.
Today, the world fears outsiders and the unknown just as they did in the past. For example, people today fear others based on stereotypes from events that occurred in the past. Research conducted at Harvard reveals that even among people who claim to have no bias, the more strongly one supports the ethnic profiling of Arabs at airport-security checkpoints, the more hidden prejudice one has against Muslims (Winters). They have been harassed at work and their property has been vandalized (Winters). Specifically for example, an Arab San Francisco shop owner recalled with anger that his five-year-old daughter was taunted by name-callers. Classmates would yell "terrorist" as she walked by (Winters). These ongoing occurrences branch from the terrorist acts that were traumatizing to the whole world. One study compares such groups as whites and blacks, Jews and Christians, and young people and old people (Winters). And researchers found that if you identify yourself in one group, it's easier to pair images of that group with pleasant words—and easier to pair the opposite group with unpleasant...

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