Saturday, March 11, 2017
Xenophobia and Racism in Peru
Most scholars believe xenophobia is more innocuous than racism, but both are due to tremendous ignorance about the world and the people who are in the world.
Xenophobia is an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. Both racism and xenophobia are conceived in ignorance.
Many xenophobic persons have never left their neighborhood in their entire life; and even less to travel and to travel to other countries
Peru suffers from tremendous xenophobia and YET, tourism is its THIRD largest industry!
Even young Peruvians suffer from it because their government supports it. I have written elsewhere the, often, interference fo government upon our lives
My dismay is that many young Peruvians will never know their true potential in the world, in life; and the diversity that exists among approximately 7 billion people on earth
For me, it has always been a childhood dream to visit Peru and I am truly grateful for the experience to visit Peru