The following are from the comments section of a video criticizing refugees in Europe.
“These people are sub human,” read one actual comment.
“They haven’t fully evolved from apes yet,” another commenter replied.
I honestly couldn’t believe what I was reading. Is this really how some people regard their fellow human beings?
In reading through that comments section, I sensed an underlying current of one emotion: fear. Faced with a sudden influx of people you don’t know, whose culture you don’t understand and whose lives are in some ways very different from your own, it’s easy to succumb to fear.