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  • Media Manipulation In Donald Trump's Political Campaign

    claims? Fortunately for Trump, the growing worldwide fear of terrorism, and American mass shootings that concurrently occurred during Trump’s campaign provided evidence for his conspicuous claims: “Xenophobia is often associated with times of instability” (Yakushko, 2009, p. 45). These events made Trump’s manipulation of the media, and ultimately the convincing of the America people, far too easy. Trump only needed to remind the American population “of all the civil unrest and violence, make it constantly present in American minds, and make these threats seem more severe and more looming” (Roussos, 2016, par. 2). For example, Trump (2016) reminded his 27.6M followers on twitter about radical Islamic terrorism by congratulating himself for being able to predict the Orlando night club shooting: “Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism.” Nevertheless, Trump’s expertise in celebrity combined with the perfectly timed unfortunate events allowed him to be more prominently portrayed in the media. As a result, the American population began to socially accept the xenophobic ideas due to the medias perpetual propagation of Trumps statements - causing both the populations values and voting behaviours to psychologically change. There are many theories of how xenophobia influences voting patters in a population; however, the most prominent theory is a psychological concept called system threat. In terms of politics, system threat is when citizen’s…

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  • The Effects Of Xenophobia

    All around the world, people are witnessing a rise in cultural wars, hate crimes and racial diversity. Possible future presidents talking about building a wall across the Mexican border, to the wars that are going on in Africa due to cultural and native-born pride. The source behind a lot of the worlds problems can easily be linked to what is called Xenophobia. You see it every day all around you, brainwashed with the constant reminder of the current issues dealing with racism and immigration in…

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  • Xenophobia In The Crucible

    The Crucible & Xenophobia It is often hard to find American literature that is still as relevant today as it was when it was written. This is especially the case when it comes to pre-constitutional america. As the country is constantly changing and evolving, sometimes the constitution itself seems to reflect the needs of a different time. With regards to this, A play such as the crucible stands as a reminder that there will always be “witch hunts” as long as there are people in positions of…

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  • Essay On Xenophobia

    The bloodiest and most gruesome war known to man had an affect on everybody, including those who were miles away from the battlefield. From 1939 to 1945, soldiers all around the world risked their lives to fight for the country they loved. In 1942 America entered the war fueled by revenge following the events of pearl harbor. The sense of nationalism and pride was sensed and felt around the country. The war took a toll on American lives at home, including, the need for the rationing of…

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  • Xenophobia In America

    The creation of the United States had to start with someone migrating to the North American continent. So my question is why is America, a country made up of immigrants, so xenophobic of Mexican immigrants? Xenophobia is the intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. I don 't believe all Americans are xenophobic but, a good amount of this country is. I believe that most of these Americans who are xenophobic forget that even they themselves are of some kind of immigrant…

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  • Xenophobia In Singapore Essay

    In 2016, it was reported that foreigners make up more than 40% of the Singapore’s population and this value is projected to increase even higher in the future. In the infamous Population White Paper published in 2013, foreigners are projected to make up nearly 50% of Singapore’s population, lowering the percentage of Singaporeans from 62% to 55%. The influx of foreigners into Singapore has undeniably become a huge concern and problem for many Singaporeans. Many Singaporeans are becoming…

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  • Xenophobia In The Walking Dead

    There is no way that xenophobia does not exist in the contemporary world, you can see it in political campaigns and when an epidemic threatens western civilization. However, The Walking Dead is not an example of xenophobia. The graphic novel The Walking Dead shows a civilization trying to come back after a zombie apocalypse, in which they are living in complete survival mode and never know what is coming for them next. Some people believe that The Walking Dead only has to do with humanity's…

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  • Xenophobia And Extraterrestrial Life

    In this case, it should be noted how the word “migrant” has been made almost synonymous with the word “alien.” According to Hussein Solomon and Hitomi Kosaka’s article, Xenophobia in South Africa: Reflections, Narratives, and Recommendations, the 1937 Aliens Act was enacted in order to “exclude German Jews fleeing Nazi persecution from coming to South Africa, and has led to the term ‘alien’ becoming synonymous with ‘unwanted immigrant’” (15). As described in the article, the original meaning of…

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  • Xenophobia Case Study

    In the case study mentioned, we have established that the UK people are gaining more courage to get their message across of not liking having foreigners in their country and this is happening after Brexit. People are more direct and open in voicing out how they feel and think by using symbolic interaction. Symbolic interaction is understanding what something means based on interpretation of objects and events. This includes non-verbal hand gestures and other physical acts. The hate crimes that…

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  • Xenophobia In The 19th Century

    The current political parties at the time did not make xenophobia to be a primary issue. The Know Nothing party was created as a response to anti-immigration sentiments. As The New York Times stated, the Know Nothing party was founded upon “… such a movement rests upon no broader basis, than the hatred of men because they were born on a different soil, and still less because they hold a religious faith different from our own….” . Furthermore, the Know Nothing party swept through American…

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