“I don’t know anything about immigration.”
“You live with an immigrant,” my boyfriend said.
“But I think of you as an Englishman in New York. Just passing through.”
“Yes, I’m an immigrant just passing through.”
The exchange showed me how much about race immigration is.
Is there a distinction between xenophobia and racism? If there is, then it would be that in the case of xenophobia, people who have never seen these other people before may be frightened or whatever, but they wouldn’t be proceeding from a theory of superiority.
In 1598, Elizabeth Tudor ordered her council to promulgate an order to expel “blackamores” from her kingdom because they had become too numerous.… Seguir leyendo »