Comparative Xenophobia, Part I


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  1. I find this map particularly colourful, but as a Nigerian, I completely disagree with your thesis that we are not very tolerant. The major problem we have in Nigeria is terrorism, but that is also a global problem.
    To refresh your mind, a 2004 publication of the NEWSCIENTIST showed Nigerians as the happiest people in the world. In fact a common belief in Nigeria is that when you treat strangers and foreigners properly, you and your relative would be treated well anytime you find yourself in a foreign land (sowing good to reap good).
    Have you been to any Nigerian airport? The arrival section is always filled with foreigners. How do you explain that?
    According to the study ”.” People in the survey were most likely to embrace a racially diverse neighbour in the United Kingdom and its Anglo former colonies (the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and in Latin America.” How valid is this statement with respect to the official treatment of asylum seekers by the Australian government.
    What exactly is the study’s definition of tolerance.
    Would you consider me a tolerant individual if I accept your culture and values hook, line and sinker?
    African societies have roundly rejected the issue of gay marriages just as Europeans and Americans cannot tolerate polygamy.
    At the end of the day, the parameters for generating the conclusion for this study may be biased and subjective.

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