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  • A natural instinct.

    As humans we’ve worked hard to create our own territories, cultures and societies. For something different to come along and potentially undermine that instills a natural sense of protection. Our instincts tell us that the alien culture has potential to errode our own values to the affect of our children, family and friends. Many animals are protective of their own space. Surely we are the same. Some may argue that children aren’t interested in colour of skin and therefore it is learned but I would pose on that note that actually, none of us particularly care about the colour of someone’s skin and can even love some of those attributes. But; would you want anything alien to come directly into your home and change stuff around? No! It’s nothing to do with colour. It’s territorial instinct. This needs to be recognised and defined properly.

  • It's human nature.

    All animals are somewhat territorial. And humans are animals, we act territorial, and we are territorial. We are raised with the attitude that what is ours is ours (some are taught better than others that sharing is good). Humans are instinctive just as animals are. Think of China and India, They have borders and are territorial about it.

  • Xenophobia is an adaptive evolutionary trait.

    Xenophobia is completely natural from an evolutionary perspective and would have helped to keep an individual organism safe in more dangerous times. Neighbouring tribes and individuals could well be dangerous and the trepidation caused by what we now call xenophobia would've created an arousal of the central nervous system and prepare an organism for 'fight or flight'.
    It would be much less of a problem to treat strangers as dangerous by default, and get it wrong, than to treat all strangers as safe until reason to believe otherwise (as today's PC, tin foil hat brigade would have us doing). I'm this way xenophobia is as natural and here to stay as our natural urges towards procreation and avoidance of pain etc.
    Xenophobia isn't all bad or good for modern, first world, living but I'm afraid it's here to stay until we evolve otherwise or, more likely, the human race becomes extinct....I'm afraid the bleeding hearts will just have to put up with it.

  • It is completely natural

    Fearing people or things that are strange, foreign, weird, bizarre, etc. is a completely natural instinctive reaction. It's a form of self-protection for ourselves as well as the protection of our offspring (no normal person wants themselves or especially their kids being approached by someone or something strange or weird).

  • It is completely natural

    Fearing people or things that are strange, foreign, weird, bizarre, etc. is a completely natural instinctive reaction. It's a form of self-protection for ourselves as well as the protection of our offspring (no normal person wants themselves or especially their kids being approached by someone or something strange or weird).

  • Xenophobia is a legitimate phobia

    Xenophobia, an instinctive mechanism of survival, has been viewed as less of a phobia and more of a crime or an act of violence. One has to concede that xenophobia is but a phobia. It is on the basis of this perspective that I believe that xenophobia natural human behaviour. So if one is to oppose this phenomen, one should first understand then judge xenophobia for what it REALLY IS, nothing but a phobia, a natural human behaviour.

  • People fear the unknown

    Xenophobia is rooted in our ignorance of other cultures and peoples just as our fear of space is rooted in our lack of understanding it and knowing what is actually out there. Notice, the idea of space aliens. The idea can be traced back, millenniums. We fear what is not known and other places, other cultures are not known to us.

  • Deep natural instinct

    Xenophobia and racism are a natural part of humanity because it ensures that we remain regionally diverse. At least 96% of humanity has brown eyes and dark hair. 2% are natural blondes, 1.5-2% are natural redheads and 4% are non- brown eyed. If all of humanity completely lost all of its racism and xenophobic instinct, and all of humanity became one huge mixed race worldwide, then that would lead to no more regional diversity. Everyone would eventually have brown skin, brown eyes and dark hair. All the natural blondes/redheads and non-brown eyed people would become bred out into extinction. People would complain about not having anymore racial and cultural diversity. The world would become a boring brown eyed and dark haired form of humanity. Of course, extreme racism and xenophobia are not a good practice, but having mild to moderate forms of racism and xenophobia is fine as it helps to keep humanity regionally diverse. Mild to moderate racism and xenophobia translates as a people who deeply respect and care about their unique ethnicity/race, culture, heritage and land, and want to keep it all alive and preserved for their future generations. It keeps the world of humanity interesting and colourful. If racism and xenophobia were not meant to be a part of human nature at all, it wouldn't exist in the first place.

  • Deep evolutionry instinct

    Xenophobia and racism is a deep, natural instinct to ensure that humanity retains its regional diversity. If it wasn't meant to be a part of human nature at all, it wouldn't exist! 96% of humanity is brown eyed and dark haired. If we all completely lost all of our racism and xenophobia, and humanity became one huge mixed race and culture, then there would be no more natural blondes/redheads and non-brown eyed people left. The world would become a boring single race, single cultured world. People would complain about the lack of racial and cultural diversity. Regional diversity would die out. Of course, extreme racism and xenophobia are not a good practice, but some mild to moderate racism and xenophobia is fine, as it keeps humanity regionally diverse. It translates as a people who deeply care and respect their unique ethnic/race and cultural heritage and land, and want to keep it alive and preserved for future generations. It helps keep the world of humanity interesting and colourful.

  • Deep evolutionry instinct

    Xenophobia and racism is a deep, natural instinct to ensure that humanity retains its regional diversity. If it wasn't meant to be a part of human nature at all, it wouldn't exist! 96% of humanity is brown eyed and dark haired. If we all completely lost all of our racism and xenophobia, and humanity became one huge mixed race and culture, then there would be no more natural blondes/redheads and non-brown eyed people left. The world would become a boring single race, single cultured world. People would complain about the lack of racial and cultural diversity. Regional diversity would die out. Of course, extreme racism and xenophobia are not a good practice, but some mild to moderate racism and xenophobia is fine, as it keeps humanity regionally diverse. It translates as a people who deeply care and respect their unique ethnic/race and cultural heritage and land, and want to keep it alive and preserved for future generations. It helps keep the world of humanity interesting and colourful.

  • Xenophobia is nonexistent in children - which means its learned, not natural

    The whole idea of race is a social construct. It has now been around for long enough to appear to be a natural part of being human - but that does not mean it actually is.

    There is no clear line between what we call the different "races" - which is a strong indicator that these categories are just collectively imagined.

    Even more - just take a look at children: do they even notice phenotypical differences? No, not at all! They don't care about skin colour, hair structure, nose shapes or whatever.

    Just look at this video: http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/girls-insist-theyre-twins-birthday-soul/story?id=51014724

    How can you tell me this is unnatural and the natural reaction would be for them to be so scared of each other that their reaction is hatred?

  • Xenophobia is not a natural human behaviour it's a modified human behaviour

    This is because we were born and created as innocent as no vessels but as the tend to grow up we get to be influenced by different factors in our societies that can determine how you are shaped by your environment and tend to be exposed to various things, that at the end will lead you to confusion about your environment and you can't even be able to identify what is good or bad or what to be afraid of or what not to fear. Fear is the natural action, but in terms of xenophobia it's a human shaped behaviour that they made it a habit in fearing other even they are not as strange as the term defined. In the context of todays world, we people are confused and we don't want to live in diverse areas anymore, but rather introduce the term apartheid that was common in Namibia before independence, and this is totally the leading term in defining xenophobia in conjunction with the killing of innocent people (Foreigners), even they are the one boosting up our economies... Xenophobia definition must be changes to " the act of killing the innocent invaders or the immigrant or the foreigners with the intention of living in a free area with no interruption of foreigners or immigrants"

  • I say no

    Nobody has the right to take the life of another person.
    How can someone say that he is against of violence if he thinks that xenophobia is a natural human behavior?
    Would you like if your family go to another country for a holidays or for better opportunities and than you find out that they are dead?
    Does not make sense, we are all human,we should love and take care of each other even if we do not have the same culture, do not do what you do not like to another people, that is ugly .
    We all have feelings, we are all God"s son, the two only differences between us is the way we think and the colors but it is not a problem , let"s live in peace.

  • Xenophobia Derived from Ignorance

    Humans are naturally afraid of the unknown. However, people who are xenophobic had to learn such behavior from somewhere. In today's modern society, there is no excuse for xenophobia. Humans are more mobile than ever thanks to airplanes, the Internet and cell phones. Xenophobia is an antiquated fear from 200 years ago that led to human bondage in America. Although fear is natural, teaching a fellow human being to be afraid doesn't help.


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