“Is Diversity Inherently Dangerous?” Jóhanna Kristín Birnir, Christian Davenport, and Erika Forsberg, The Washington Post, 16 December 2016

“He [Trump]  is one of several current world leaders to recognize and exploit the mobilizing potential of ethnic insecurity”

Donald Trump has claimed that ethnic diversity is inherently dangerous after suggesting, for example, that Mexicans are violent criminal offenders. Thoughts like that have increased anti-immigrant attitudes. Trump is not the only one who thinks in that way. “He is one of several current world leaders to recognize and exploit the mobilizing potential of ethnic insecurity”. For example, Viktor Orban who is Hungary´s right-wing Prime Minister, has claimed every single migrant poses a public security and terror risk”. In order to have a contrasted point of view among diversity and conflict, 16 scholars were assembled. None of them suggested that diversity increases conflict. They “lamented the pervasive idea that diversity causes conflict and noted that ethnic peace is actually the norm across diverse societies”. Immigrants in the US come from every country around the world and they are distributed across the whole country. All of them are divergent although some of them share the same language. When they migrate from their countries, they are searching for economic opportunities and equality. But this creates geographic concentration, the overlapping of races and religions… which are associated with conflict from the point of view of Trump´s voters. So for this, it is not surprising that hate crimes have increased after the election of the new president of the United States. Although scholars claim that diversity is not dangerous.

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“Is Diversity Inherently Dangerous?” Jóhanna Kristín Birnir, Christian Davenport, and Erika Forsberg, The Washington Post, 16 December 2016

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