The Importance Of Genocide

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According to Webster’s Dictionary, genocide is [the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group] (Merriam-Webster, 2016). Genocide often brings up thoughts of the Holocaust, the mass killing of millions of Jews during the reign of Adolf Hitler. [The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire"] (Holocaust Encyclopedia , 2016). Because genocide is vast and so destructive, it is no wonder that is core belief runs off hatred, violence, and bigotry. Genocide first got its infamous name after World War II when the world discovered the extent …show more content…
News reports and social media’s buzz out-loud of the racist and frightening acts that have begun to occur in rapid numbers shortly after the President Elect’s win for the White House. Incidents have been coming in droves with claims of citizens being attacked and with victimizers issuing the President Elect’s slogan “Make America Great Again”, or advertently reworded to say, “Trump make America White Again” while attacking helpless victims. A Muslim woman was attacked for wearing her hijab while shopping in Walmart. [Maha Abdul Gawad said she was shopping in a local Walmart on Wednesday when another woman approached, pulled off her hijab and said: “This is not allowed anymore, so go hang yourself with it around your neck not on your head”] (Dearden, …show more content…
The United to End Genocide foundation lists countless ways on their website on how to prevent genocide from occurring again. The founder, Tom Andrews, is also the former Congressman of Maine. [Tom Andrews is President and Chief Executive Officer of United to End Genocide. A former Congressman from Maine, Tom is also the National Director of Win Without War, a coalition of forty national organizations promoting a more progressive national security strategy that calls for prudent use of military engagement] (United End to Genocide,

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