Intolerance And Oppression In Society

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Intolerance Essay
Intolerance and oppression have confronted humans as far has history has been recorded. It dates back as far as 18500 BC. Jews, homosexuals, muslims, gypsies, women, prisoners of war, disabled, africans, all of these and more religious and ethnic have been suppressed one time or another throughout history. History is able to show how far humans have progressed and what we are still lacking in. Looking through all the horrendous acts of intolerance against humans shows us all the areas of oppression still active today and the pattern of methods used to oppress humans.
The Israelites in Egypt forced to be slaves is one of the oldest examples of oppression we have today. There is debate for how the Israelites were in Egypt.
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(Find conditions on enslavement). India’s untouchables or Haijan (children of God) dates back as far as 18500 BC when the caste system was introduced. The caste system was formed from the belief that the Hindu text ranked people by how they were formed from a sacrifice from the Gods. TheDanilt people also known as untouchables are raped, murdered, tortured, beaten, sold, etc. In 1950 the caste system was outlawed but many of the social norms that were formed while it was legal are still practiced today. Slavery in the United States of America (USA) began in 1619. Africans were kidnaped from their home land and forced to some to America. Many African men and women died on the trip over the Pacific Ocean to the USA. “The men who fastened the irons on these mothers took the children out of their hands and threw them over the side of the ship into the water. When this was done, two of the women leaped overboard after the children-the third was already confined by a chain to another woman and could not get into the water, but in struggling to disengage herself, she broke her arm and died a few days later of the fever,”(25) “Confinement in this situation was so injurious the he has known them to go down apparently in good health at …show more content…
The American structure of slavery is recorded to be one of the most cruel in all history, “It was in The United States that a system of slavery evolved that was more cruel and total than almost any other system of slavery devised by one group of men against another.” Hitler was a leader of the Nazi’s in 1939 Germany. The Nazi terrorized many human groups such as Gypsies, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Afro-Germans, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and te disabled. They claimed to be filtering and getting rid of the mutated DNA in the disabled as a reason to euthanize. Hitler’s army of Nazi’s was one istagating factor for World War II beginning. The Nazi’s killed “Jews: up to 6 million,around 7 million (including 1.3 Soviet Jewish civilians, who are included in the 6 million figure for Jews), Soviet prisoners of war: around 3 million (including about 50,000 Jewish soldiers), Non-Jewish Polish civilians: around 1.8 million (including between 50,000 and 100,000 members of the Polish elites), Serb civilians (on the territory of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina): 312,000,

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