The person who is treated as if they are worthless then being hang just because they are difference, why does it suit the person who is doing it! we hear and see so much of it in society today? What is driving the ignorance the lack of empathy or even the lack of acceptance?
Well first off the psychological term is xenophobia--fear of others that are different. The fear can express itself as hatred, anger, loathing, etc. To a certain extent it may be evolutionary--from the ancient times when we were hunter/gatherers and other tribes would threaten to rob our food supplies.
That said, for someone to actually lynch or torture someone else on the basis of their race alone indicates deep psychological troubles in the murderer/torturer. It indicates extreme low self-esteem and anger that is often coupled with that low self-esteem. In a since, belittling someone else in any manner is a defense against one's feeling worthless
Let me know if you need me to discuss this further
So how does one protect their mental state from people with low self esteem in general? Especially if they naturally feel the need to help others, so that they are not drawn in to the person's negative low self esteem's emotions, to with draw can leave one feeling guilty, almost that you are abandoning that person in need, yet to stay is to be emotionally drained?
Does that make sense? I am talking about everyday life now, not the extreme of xenophobia!
Well Dr Chip your worth every penny, I guess we have to accept that we can't fix everything in life for everybody and we just have to be strong when the poop hits the fan
Have a lovely day