Racism and xenophobia in general doesn’t just hurt those subjected to it in a given society, but everyone in it, because it poisons that given society, making it a very unpleasant place to live.
Minorities and migrants get the brunt of it, of course, since they’re directly harmed by it, but many people supporting them are also attacked directly, both physically and mentally. They’re called traitors and worse by the eager racist zealots. People helping the refugees in
for instance have actually received death threats. Greece
A society dominated by such a horrible view on what humanity is supposed to be isn’t a very harmonic and pleasant society at all.
Yes, the racist/anti-migration supporters are the problem, the huge problem, not minorities, not refugees, not migrants. The very idea that foreigners bring trouble is preposterous. They bring very necessary change and spice to our lives.
I’m very happy and proud that I’m a part of a growing underbelly of society and humanity saying no to old horrors and embracing the new, exciting world of true multiculturalism.
Those in charge of a given society encourage xenophobia because it distracts people from what’s truly wrong in that society.It’s time for us to say a big NO to both the ugly mass of xenophobes and their masters.