Migration, Xenophobia & New Racism Post 1994

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TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT :__Migration, Xenophobia and New_ ___Racism in Post-Apartheid in___ _________South Africa________

SURNAME & INITIALS :__________Murray R_________

STUD NR/ STUD NO :__________

MODULE CODE :__________SOC 120_________

DOSENT/LECTURER :______Ms Vangile Bingma______

DATE OF SUBMISSION :______16 September 2013_____

Table of Contents Introduction 2 Question 1 2 Question 2 4 Question 3 5 Conclusion 6 Bibliography 7 Plagiarism Declaration 8


Post-apartheid South Africa was intended to bring together people of all races and ethnicities; however, black South African citizens are discriminating against and showing prejudice towards African migrants. Research has shown that the main causes of xenophobic attitudes are a result of politics of access and the struggle for political and socio-economic resources (Adjai & Lazaridis 2013:192).
Question 1

Old racism is discrimination based on race which is a group that is different biologically to one’s own group. New racism is discrimination based on someone else’s national origin or ethnicity (Adjai & Lazaridis 2013:192). Old racism is exclusion based on biological features whereas new racism is exclusion based on cultural and national features. New racism claims to be moving away from prejudice views and judgements but as simple pointing out the differences between different groups. Although by pointing out these differences it encourages concerns that they are a threat to the values and beliefs cherished by the community. New racism diverts from racism being about domination but rather the exclusion…...

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