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Xenophobia by any other name…

 

Xenophobia [cartoon]In 2008, political leaders claimed the violent attacks on foreigners that spread throughout South Africa were “politically motivated”, and instigated by a “third force” – not fueled by xenophobia. Seven years later, and politicians are now placing the blame for such attacks on acts of criminality. But if it looks like xenophobia, and feels like xenophobia, should we not be calling it just that?

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