Xenophobia comes from the Greek words ξένος (xenos), meaning "someone with whom you are not acquainted", and φόβος (phobos), meaning "fear". In the beginning of this century while the word globalization conveys a sympathetic image but covers the worst face of the capitalistic system, whose sole aim seems to be producing money and it's values are spreading all over the world, xenophobia is being manifested in many different ways. I would think twice spending one year in Paris while on the eighties I was received with great hospitality. Perhaps because I was around people linked to arts but I'm not sure. I was treated well by French people everywhere I went. I speak the language and it helps. But I'm not sure if it would be the same. I've received a six month visa in UK although I was just spending a week before returning home. But from the news I've been reading and talking to some English and French people it seems that things would be very different.
I hope that I am wrong but I witness strange things happening in social networkings and virtual worlds. Still nothing is being discussed.
Adapted from a post I did at justAna .