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    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.
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    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.
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    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... :confused:
 
 
 
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