Function: nounDefinition: a person who is afraid of all things strange or foreign: a person afraid of foreigners
Word History: Greek xenos "stranger" and phobos "fear"
Example Sentence: The xenophobe was afraid of his neighbors who came from another country.
Sadly, xenophobes exist in our society today. They end up hating out of fear because they perceive someone as different. How often have you heard someone imply that all Muslims are bad or evil? After the horrors of 9/11 some tended to unfairly blame all Muslims for that terrorist act.
One of the worst xenophobes was Adolph Hitler.
Living in Houston I still remember the murder of Paul Broussard. He was killed by a group of xenophobes outside a Houston nightclub because he was gay.
This country isn't without xenohobe thinking in our past either. I think of The Trail Of Tears and slavery.
We must remember and learn from the past. Hate is a very strong emotion.
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