is xenophobia as a result of poverty and longtime marginalisation
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While it can certainly be argued that poverty leads many into desperation or desperate actions: we must ask "how and why?" First of all...that statement that I just gave above can be said to be wrong. It gives the impression that poverty and marginalization directly leads to so and so. If I say that by eating a cupcake an obese man will doom himself to a heart attack latter that same night after eating it, I am only using empirical observation to form guess work. I do not know as a matter of fact that the man had the attack due to the cupcake; by using my statement I am only assuming as such! The same goes for the man who says that by not getting a spot on the high school football team, a male student would be doomed to unpopularity or by not getting her hair done a girl would be doomed to be looked upon as 'plain.' What lurks in the minds of individuals cannot be ascertained so easily, and how genes hold up in the face of environmental factors cannot be ascertained so easily as well. It may be said that most people who may not think for themselves may be 'swooped up by social stigmas and threats of poverty' but we only need to look to historical philosophers like Socrates and Diogenes; to see that poverty does not equal xenophobia. If we want to say that white people in the western world have marginalized black people as an example, or because black people have been poverty stricken and marginalized; that has in turn led to racism, we must go on from there! For we cannot say that racism existed only after the marginalization! Because someone's skin color is one of the superficial traits that I can notice, it stands to reason that racism may indeed come before xenophobia in most cases. Only after I notice your color can I then assign traits to you or it.
yes it is as a result of poverty and long time marginalization simply because still in south Africa whites are being violated by the blacks because they see that t5heir white neighbours live in wile they live in developed place
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