When the residents of our society (apartment-complex) had neighbour issues – noisy parties till late night, arrogance and perhaps a few other graver issues – with certain foreigners and certain single people living as tenants, the society people decided it was safest to bar all foreigners and bachelors from taking up rental accommodations. We are not alone. Such a blanket ban is also seen in apartment-complexes/societies around us. We get threatened so easily and out of fear we become blind to other people’s goodness. Hence, we create laws and policies that do not treat people as just other humans because of their race, religion, colour, caste, gender, wealth, or marital status. Here’s a brilliantly written write-up on how laws are created to appear humane but which are essentially subtly dehumanizing tools to stop immigration or to debase immigrants.