In the United States, for example, many groups have come together to protest illegal immigration, primarily from Latin America. However, many trends point to the unfortunate fact that xenophobia will continue to exist because of increased competition for resources, commerce, and political power.
From skin color and language, to the ideals and traditions that they hold to be true. As countries experience increasing levels of social, political, and economic interdependence, the world is becoming ever more multicultural.
For example, following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11,many people became cautious of foreigners, resulting in xenophobia. It is usually articulated on a more direct, personal level.
On the other hand, having an excessively high notion of the importance of ones own country with a corresponding disdain for other countries can lead to xenophobia which is a fear, distrust or hatred of foreigners.
However, this happens even when the beliefs are generally accepted by society and it is actually the person who struggles with being a xenophobe that holds the unaccepting beliefs.
Saideman, Stephen M. The Olympic games and similar events are a good example of this. Out of that event and related research have come many products that are used by non astronauts worldwide.