This article has a very interesting perspective. There is a word in Swedish: “asikstkorridor.” It describes opinions that are not socially acceptable. The author of the article argues that liberals would do well to recognize the problems that refugees pose in countries rather than considering opinions other than being extremely welcoming to refuses to be unacceptable. Failing to do so promotes xenophobia as a backlash. The author argues that xenophobic comments such as those by Trump supporters are provoked by the tension created by “asikstkorridor.”

While I have a strong preference for being welcoming to refugees, I can see the logic in this argument. We should welcome refugees while not ignoring the problems that large influxes of people coming into a country causes. By doing this, we can hopefully come to more understanding between right and left wing opinions.

 

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