1. Introduction Xenophobia is one of the core issues that need to be addressed by the state government; it has not just affect people but economic growth of that particular state/ country too. In this assignment different aspects are going to be covered starting by analysing the xenophobic events in South Africa and its impact on the politics and economy from 2000-2015. 2. Background of the xenophobic events on economy Xenophobia became a wildfire that progressed in Alexandra, South Africa in May 2000, and quickly spread nationwide.
al, 2012). Tshitreke (1999, as cited in Gomo, 2010) argues that describing xenophobia as an attitude might be distorting since xenophobic attack in April 2008 concerns more with action rather than attitude. Darling-Hammond (2003, as cited in Gomo, 2010) supports the argument by saying that attitude is the initial phase of action and the stages of reaction hold the dissimilarity. Hostile attitude has been linked with practices by a 2007 International Labour Organization or International Organization for Migration (IOM) whereas in sum, United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) argues that the hostility towards migrant groups is affiliated with unjust executions and their ill conduct. Owing to the fact that failure to accept “otherness”, posttraumatic disorder and unemployment are among the causes of xenophobia, the strategies involve in fighting against this outbreak transcend individual’s capability and in doing so, there is a need of intervention of people within the macro society
Do you think the US has a problem with xenophobia? Many Americans today are pledged with xenophobia. According to Cambridge Dictionary, xenophobia is, “extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc.” (). Immigrants play a huge role in the American society; adding their cultures, skills, expertise and talents, making it what it is today. America is said to have a melting pot of cultures brought together from different nationalities obtained from different individuals from across the world.
“He allegedly fired at a group of people trying to rob his shop” (Anon: 2015). Despite obvious hate occurrences being witnessed by community members at large and media attention being received by the public as well, sound strategies to address prejudice issues have not yet been formulated by representatives of the government. In fact, (Anon: 2013), “there is currently no mechanism for reporting or recording hate crimes in South Africa in a way that distinguishes them from other crimes”. This raises multiple concerns about the state of safety of the nation, and questions the community policing department’s capabilities and whether it is there to serve and protect its people or not. It also re-introduces discrimination, a practice that existed in South Africa’s old
Since 1990, the world has reduced the number of people who live in extreme poverty by over half. But that still leaves 767 million people living on the edge of survival with less than $1.90 a day.2 One dollar and ninety cents a day, that is way less than what minimum wage is in the U.S., per hour. So many people go with that $1.90 a day, that couldn’t buy you a nourishing meal. Many countries have this problem, which is horrible. I learned that many people think that the appearance is all that country
Australia is a multicultural country, yet a majority of people are still being racist towards numerous groups, in particular, Indigenous Australians. By definition, racism is defined as “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race”. More commonly it is known as the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific that ethnic group. Over the years Australians have demonstrated an inconsistent stream of compassion towards Indigenous and Torre Strait Islander people. There are a variety of stakeholders and contributors that are expanding the problem of racial violence.
Xenophobia is hatred of those considered as the "others" or foreigners. By this simple definition, xenophobia is pervasive in Nigeria. In this country, the "foreignness" is along religious and ethnic backgrounds as well as states of origin. Thus those born in a state which is not the state of origin of their parents are considered foreigners even when they have lived their whole life in that state. Consequently, they are discriminated against in employment and other areas.
South Africa strikes many observers as a country riven by excessive and widespread violence. Interpersonal violence is a daily reality for many, and several studies of crime statistics indicate that poorer people are more likely to be subjected to such violence. Given that the overwhelming majority of people in South Africa are poor, this means that the majority of those subjected to violence are likely to be poor. Then there is community violence, whether in the form of street gangs or the vigilante groups who fight them with similar methods, because many communities feel under-protected by the various state agencies responsible for safety and security in South Africa. These policing agencies are themselves also accused of using excessive force.
The study was a mixed method research in which data was obtained using interviews, participant observation, documentary and case study analysis. According to the findings of the study Gangsterism is one of the sources of violence in Western Cape schools. They addresses that in Coloured communities, gangs is part of the fabric of that community. There is a huge number of gangs in any coloured community given the social community backgrounds. There is lot of gangs in their areas and there is also lot gang violence in schools.
Together with its booming economy, Singapore has seen its population more than double in the past thirty-odd years. This accelerated rate of migration, coupled with the lagging growth in its resident population, has led to rising xenophobia – an irrational fear or hatred of foreigners that is commonly associated with antagonistic attitudes towards immigrants – in Singapore. This paper will discuss xenophobia in relation to ethnocentrism, and consider two ways in which globalisation has contributed to the emergence and exacerbation of this social problem. While the state’s stand is that xenophobia in Singapore is a phenomenon confined to a minority of the population, and thus not a social problem, various parties have contended otherwise. Robert Heiner (2002) suggests that for something to be considered a social problem, it must be “regarded as bad or undesirable by a significant number of people, or a number of significant people who mobilise to eliminate it” (p. 3).