I didn't know how to approach this but it came to me when recalling my mum flipping out over a spider and contrasting it to stories on the news regarding assaults based on prejudice.
I'd like to know if there has been a case where someone genuinely has been afraid (NOT hated) black people, Jewish people, homosexuals etc as in hide behind a sofa or feel ill when seeing such people such as you would do if you were afraid of mice or if you've seen a snake or something repulsive on TV.
From my experience, I only know of these kind of 'phobes when they have committed a crime.
Do xenophobes act like arachnophobes? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-04-2013 22:32
- 10-04-2013 13:46
I'm sure there are instances of people who are frightened of others purely for being different on the scale of phobia. The words 'xenophobia' and 'homophobia' are thus technically incorrect.
- 10-04-2013 13:50
Is it morally wrong to be scared of spiders then, if you seek to stamp on them etc as a result of your fear. I mean spiders didn't choose to be spiders did they...