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What is xenophobia?

Xenophobia, according to Merriam-Webster, is the hatred and fear of foreigners or strangers or anything that is foreign and strange.

Katherine Lee
Social Work
Xenophobia is an irrational and abnormal fear of and/or hatred towards strangers and/or foreigners.

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