Clifford Anthony Posted 3 months ago What makes us xenophobic? Xenophobia is human nature. White children bully other white children. Black children bully other black children. Sometimes xenophobia occurs among people who " look alike". People/animals desire to protect what little they have. If something is different it poses a threat to a person level of comfort. To increase that comfort level, the threat needs to be neutralized in some way. This can manifest in passive exclusion , violence, or just not being cordial. Being uncomfortable is vital to adaptability. I apologize for the lack of intellect in my comments. I'm just glad to be associated with conversations like this. Thanks!