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the killing of a race or other group on a high scale, on ethenic, racial, national groups basis.
geno= race
cide= killing
genocide= race killing
stage 1: classification
all cultures have categories to distinguish people into "us and them". they classify them by ethnic, race, religion, or nationality.
stage 2: symbolism
they give names or other symbols to the classification. we distinguish them by colors or dress and apply them to groups
stage 3: dehuminization
is when one group denies the humanity of the other group. members of this group are equated with disease, vermin, or insects. at this stage hate propaganda in print and on hate radios is used to vilify the victim group.
stage 4: organization
genocide is always organized. though sometimes informally or by terrorists. special armie units or militias are often trained and armed. this is when plans are made for genocidal killings.
stage 5: polarizing
extremist drive the groups apart. hate group brodcast polarizing propaganda. the killers will intimidateand silence anyone who doesn't agree with them.
stage 6: identification
victims are indentified and seperated out because of their ethnic, or religous identity.
stage 7: extermination
the is when mass killing begins. legally called "genocide." the killers do not believe their victims to be fully human.
stage 8: denial
this stage always follows the a genocide. the killers will dig up the mass graves, burn the bodies, and try to cover up evidence. they will also intimidate the wittnesses .