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xenophobia

hatred or fear of foreigners or strangers or of their politics or culture

xenophobia

an exaggerated hostility towards or fear of foreigners. See ETHNOCENTRISM.

Xenophobia

Boxer Rebellion
Chinese rising aimed at ousting foreign interlopers (1900). [Chinese Hist.: Van Doren, 334–335]
Hermit Kingdom
the Korea; so called for 300-year closed-door policy. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 286]
House Un-American Activities Committee
conducted investigations to purge government of foreign influences. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1641]
Know-Nothing Party
aimed at WASP control of government by depriving naturalized Americans and Roman Catholics of political rights. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 371]
McCarthyism
from U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy who acted out morbid fear of aliens, especially Communists. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 409]
New Orleans riots
anti-Italian mobs lynched 11 immigrants after Sicilian murder trial (1891). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 309]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian anarchists convicted in controversial murder trial (1921). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 411]
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And based solely on an outdated, casually xenophobic mindset.
This incident, which might occur due to racist and xenophobic motives, has caused public unrest among the Turkish community that has adopted itself to social life in the Netherlands, has contributed to the economic development of the country, and that has been paying great attention to preserve the atmosphere of peace and order and stability in the Netherlands," the statement said.
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This policy is not intended for a xenophobic dispossession but to ensure meani ngful participation by the local people in economic activities such as mining,'' he said.
Summary: Rabat - Migration challenges should be handled astutely and far from xenophobic reactions, secretary-general of Morocco's Foreign Ministry Youssef Amrani said on Tuesday.
Summary: Maputo, July 13, 2010, SPA -- Mozambique officials said Tuesday they will do everything possible to protect the lives of the more than 3 million Mozambican nationals living and working in South Africa amid fresh threats of a new wave of xenophobic attacks, dpa reoprted.