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Why We Hate

Summary: A review and critical analysis of "Why We Hate" by Margo Monteith and Jeffrey Winters. In the article, Monteith and Winters contend that people choose to hate, and to commit hate crimes, primarily out of xenophobia; the ongoing existence of xenophobia in society makes it impossible to rid the world of hate. The need to lift one's own self-esteem by denigrating the qualities of others also contributes to the decision to hate.
The word hate is defined as: To dislike intensely or passionately. In Why We Hate, by Margo Monteith and Jeffrey Winters, I is demonstrated that fear is the main reason why people hate. "Fear, known as xenophobia, seems almost hard wired into the psyche" (Monteith, Winters, 2003). Other reasons include lifting your own self-esteem and denigrate the qualities of others so you feel better about yourself.

Shortly after September 11, Arab-Americans were the target of hate crimes. People would harass them, vandalized their property of even killed them because they looked like the terrorists. "Despite our better nature, it seems, fear of foreigners or other strange-seeming people comes out when we are under stress."(Monteith, Winters, 2003). It may only take a superficial characteristic such as height to "turn on" xenophobia.

If one thinks highly of themself or denigrates the attributes of others, so they feel their group is better, also...

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