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Challenging World Phobic Domination



This presentation stems from this growing insistence that Spanish speaking people should learn English in "intense" programs because the English language is the "language of advancement" and "the way to prosperity" are disingenuous at best, and at worse, lies touted in English.

U.S. English teachers are averaging at around $50,000 and $50,000 per year - with some states paying as little as in the $20,000.

If instructors in this "language of wealth" aren't living the good life, then surely Spanish speaking people are benefited if they learn in bilingual programs that strongly affirm the language of their unique and beautiful culture.*

But, this gallery panel points to various examples of xenophobia, an uncontrollable fear of foreigners (which is defined as a component of the horrors of White supremacy), and also some of the other social phobias that appear to be destroying the world.






Note, this site does not subscribe to the inaccurate use of the term 'phobia' to be blanketed across the whole body of prejudice.

Not all bigots should be characterized as innately fearful, as some feign fear out of a harsh hatred that can perpetrated absent a shred of fear.






Xenophobia Defined

A fear or contempt of that which is foreign or unknown, especially of strangers or foreign people.

An unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or "strange."

A pathological fear or hatred of foreigners.



Homophobia

Irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against same sex love and homosexuality.


"The fear of feelings of love for members of one's own sex, and therefore the hatred of those feelings in others." - Audre Lorde



Islamophobia

"dread or hatred of Islam and therefore, to the fear and dislike of all Muslims"


Irrational fear or prejudice against Muslims and the religion of Islam.







On the Margins: Discrimination Against Haitian Migrants and Their Descendants in the Dominican Republic

Discrimination Against Haitian Migrants and Their Descendants in the Dominican Republic



Oh, Say Can You See Xenophobia in a Land of Immigrants

(And stolen, brutalized Africans)

Xenophobia and language

Oh, Say Can You See



Islamophobia

Human Rights First

(PDF)

Islamophobia



Haitian Migrants Face Rising Backlash Next Door

"The Dominican human rights organization National Committee for Migrations voiced concern last month over increasing "outbreaks of xenophobia" targeting Haitians."

Haitian Migrants Face Rising Backlash Next Door







Kumi Naidoo Talks About the Xenophobia in South Africa











Fear of 'foreigners' may slow scientific progress

"It jeopardizes the long-standing, important tradition of cross- cultural research collaborations, and it works against scientific advances that promise to benefit us all."

Fear of 'foreigners' may slow scientific progress



Xenophobia and Racism as NY Sun Columnist Attacks Brooklyn Dual Language School

"A columnist in the NY Sun, Alicia Colon has launched a scurrilous attack on the school – calling it a "madrassa" and making comparisons with the killing of a Dutch filmmaker by a Muslim extremist."

Columnist Attacks Brooklyn Dual Language School








Zolani

"This is not our Africa"









Children of Haitians Fight for Birth Certificates

Children of Haitians Fight for Birth Certificates



African Leaders Hide Political Woes Behind Homophobia

"The Black Radical Congress joins those who have strongly condemned the Namibian president's assault on same gender loving people in his Southern African nation."

African Leaders Hide Behind Homophobia



Award Winning Haitian Novelist Edwidge Danticat Chronicles Death of Her Uncle at Federal Immigration Jail

(Audio, Democracy Now)

Edwidge Danticat Chronicles Death of Her Uncle



Small Town Turns Back Time on Immigration

"When I come back here I am shocked at what I see," says Monica Tombasco, who grew up in Hazleton and is back to visit her elderly aunt, Mary. "It's scary," says her aunt.

"In McDonald's when we go on Saturdays they are always there talking in their language. We never know if they are talking about us."

Small Town Turns Back Time on Immigration








A Challenge

Learn to speak the language of a culture you're afraid of. Make an effort to understand folk who are different from you - and who don't want to be like you.

People often make their best contributions to the world when they can do so within their own cultural dynamics or manner of living out their lives.

After, all you'll have to face that false sense of superiority one way - or another.












South Africa: Minister Calls for Indaba on Xenophobia

"If it is a service delivery issue, let's talk about it, but to kill people and drive them from their homes is not the solution."

South Africa: Minister Calls for Indaba on Xenophobia



Xenophobic Attack Drives Hundreds From Homes in South Africa

"They hammered open doors, some of them had guns. They took all my things. I was raising chickens and they even stole all of them."

Xenophobic Attack Drives Hundreds From Homes



Love and Basketball

Homophobia in Sports

"If he were alive today, Huey Newton would have been the first to denounce Hardaway for his disparaging comments."

(Respect to blackacademics, but this specific article is included here, even while some of its terminology is antithetical to the cultural position of this site).

Love and Basketball



President Thabo Mbeki's Blood Donation Destroyed Because He is Black, 2004

"South Africa's national blood service is to meet to discuss whether to stop treating blood donated by black people as high risk."

Mbeki's Blood Donation Destroyed



Xenophobia and Racism Affect Black School Children in Ireland

"About 98 percent of schools are run by the Roman Catholic Church, and the law permits them to discriminate on the basis of whether a prospective student has a certificate confirming they were baptized into the faith.

Some of the African applicants were Muslim, members of evangelical Protestant denominations or of no religious creed."

(Rachelstavern.com)

Xenophobia and Racism Affect








Hyper-Masculinity and Homophobia











Forum Against Islamophobia at FAIR

"Islamophobia has now become a recognised form of racism. Furthermore, as with the inaccuracy of such terms as ‘anti-Semitism’, to describe the anti-Jewish hostility that developed in the late nineteenth century, ‘Islamophobia’ bears many similar hallmarks."

Forum Against Islamophobia at FAIR



Culinary Xenophobia

A Taste of Racism in the Chinese Food Scare

"Nevertheless, China has been portrayed as a nation blind to hygiene and blissfully unconcerned about recent reports of food contamination."

A Taste of Racism in the Chinese Food Scare



Genteel Xenophobia is as bad as any other kind

(Nice bigotry)

Genteel Xenophobia is as bad as any other kind



Xenophobia, An Incurable Disease?

"Do we really need another group of people to hate? Furthermore, is hatred really that hard for people to see that it requires an explanation?"

Xenophobia, An Incurable Disease?



Pat Buchanan as Xenophobic Poster Boy

(A spiritual descendant of the klan)

Pat Buchanan as Xenophobic Poster Boy



Homophobia, Hypermasculinity, and the Black Church

(PDF)

Homophobia, Hypermasculinity, and the Black Church



The Price of Being Black

(As beautiful as it is)

"Crossberg's defense argument is similar to that of another white farmer, Marchel Nel, who shot and killed 11-year-old Sello Pete after 'mistaking him for a dog'."

The Price of Being Black







Islamophobia










Bishop Tutu: Homophobia Equals Apartheid

""And I am proud that in South Africa, when we won the chance to build our own new constitution, the human rights of all have been explicitly enshrined in our laws."

Bishop Tutu: Homophobia Equals Apartheid



Xenophobic Violence Spreads

"What struck me as I listened to this overfed heffa is that she was blissfully, and typically, ignorant of the grinding poverty that describes Black life in the townships that still sprawl over our post-apartheid reality."

Xenophobic Violence Spreads








Words











Living With Prejudice, Xenophobia and Race

(PDF)

Living With Prejudice, Xenophobia and Race



Fact Checking Dobbs

(Audio)

Fact Checking Dobbs





A Forgotten Injustice










Islamophobia After 911

"Attacks included abuse hurled at children on their way to school or women shopping, to one reported incident where a baby was tipped out of a pram."

Islamophobia After 911



When Democracy Doesn't Matter

Mumia Abu Jamal

(Audio)

When Democracy Doesn't Matter



Immigrants in South African Deal With Xenophobia

(Driven by desperation).

Immigrants in South African Deal With Xenophobia



Hate Crime Survey: Racism and Xenophobia

"In the Russian Federation and Ukraine, where relatively few people of African origin reside, the rate of violence was extraordinary: African refugees, students, visitors, and the handful of citizens and permanent residents of African origin lived under constant threat of violence."

Hate Crime Survey: Racism and Xenophobia



Orana

Orana








Mooz-lum, The Movie











"Xenophobia"

by LEA










Cinco De Mayo

Excuse the couple of references to consuming alcohol which this blog/site does not promote.





















"Be ye not afraid."










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