South African anti-illegal immigration riots

I’m so confused.

When Americans peacefully petition their government to stop illegal immigration, they’re call xenophobic racists.  When South Africans riot and attack illegal immigrants by the thousands, they’re called what?

I’m so confused.

When Americans peacefully petition their government to stop illegal immigration, they’re call xenophobic racists.  When South Africans riot and attack illegal immigrants by the thousands, they’re called what?