erica zhao Posted over 1 year ago What makes us xenophobic? - Language - The proficiency of a language. How do the two different hunmen being want to talk each other ? because (except the appearance or other intentional strategy) they can talk and talk causlly , manipulablly . How can the two different hunmen being the fall in love ? Because they know another's feeling , whether he / she has talked or not . They can recognize any subtle hints by only a gesture , a frown , a pause within a sentence , a pun . But these ,these necessary Skills of talking , we, " the aliens", can't use .Cause we can't use these useful trick . We only can communicate with them use " simply words " ,not only the make-up of words ,but also the meanings go along with these words. All these make the process of communicating with aliens become boring & difficult . We cannot express the " true me ", so I quit . so I thought " So as him or her ".We are talking ,but we may never truly know the person we talk with . So we don't know the " aliens " not to mention their culture , their history ,their painful but confirmedly story . So we don't care what they experiencing . Because we don't know ,so the misconception arise . Because we don't care, so the conflicts arise . ....... And again And again And again. The history become a repetitive pattern. So I think ,if a person truly want to know a different culture, first ,to learn their lauage and ! with a tolerant heart. - Appearance - There is a eposide in The good wife about an African-American kill a police . But the lawyer when she recheck the evidences found , the murderer is ohter African-American. The witness testified the wrong person. The problem is about cross-racial identification. Studies still haven't adequately explained why, but it's harder for Caucasians to identify subtle differences in African-American faces, and African-Americans in Caucasians . allegedly,so as any races. So we back to the problem , Inertial thinking .