The issue we are facing is not xenophobia as such, but xenocide. In 99% of xenophobic incidents anywhere on this planet in the last decade (however heinous), we do not find xenophobic dispositions turning into a mobilisation and a social movement that kills foreigners. Ours does. It is the habit of my profession to explain such phenomena and in most cases rationalise and naturalise them. There will be a time for all that — what is running out is moral time: unambiguous and decisive action before the last shards of humanism left on this tip of Africa go up in smoke as well.
What xenophobia? The word is xenocide
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