Augustin Bizimungu was the one who started the genocide in Rwanda. He was born August 28th, 1952 in Rwanda and is currently still alive in prison. These genocides were similar in a way that they both were caused because they thought they were superior to other people or another race. With the Holocaust the Germans thought they were better than Jews, while in Rwanda the Hutu's believed they were superior to the Tutsi's. Almost all families
For instance people in a country controlled by genocide are scared to take action because they think they would be targeted. Before the genocide, there were 7 million people in Rwanda divided into three different ethnical groups. The three groups are the Hutus, Tutsis, and Twas. After the genocide the population decreased to 1.4 million people. As stated in Outreach programme Rwanda genocide and the United Nation, “Thousands died of waterborne disease and they continued to target civilian populations which caused deaths, injury and harm.” This shows that many people in Rwanda died from diseases and some died from being targeted during the genocide.
The purpose of him writing this essay was to show how the contrast in civilization was hurting the natives and was causing them to decline. He writes about how the immediate difference is causing these races to be on the brink of extinction, mostly because of how backward these races are. Evelyn Baring (document 7) writes about how a European is better educated than an Oriental and a better thinker as well, but they also have a bond of hard work between them. During this time the British had colonized in Egypt, like they had in many other countries. The difference was that Egypt also took this as a good thing and they began to learn from the British and try to make themselves more educated and like the
Imperialism, 1865-1900,” by Eric T. Love, talks about how race has moved, shaped, and inspired the late-nineteenth-century U.S. Imperialism. Love also mentions the racial ideologies rooted in white supremacy that gave expansionists a grand rational for empire . White Supremacy became an imperative piece of the imperial project. They believed the conviction that people of European descent were inherently different from those and more superior to those of Native Americans, Mexicans, African Americans, Asian, and even certain European groups (the new immigrants from southern and eastern regions) .
It is because of the colonies exploitation and classification of the Rwandan people into“an ethnic group” that the conflict seemed to come to a head. It wasn’t until Rwanda got independence in 1962 that this conflict escalated into violence and ultimately genocide. Rwanda’s population is made up of three ethnic groups the majority being Hutus which holds 85% of the populations, Tutsis 14% and the Twa 1%. The conflict of territory exists between the Hutus and the Tutsis whom both
As Marlow goes deeper into the heart of the continent, Conrad’s depiction of Africa is infused with a sense of fear loathing and abomination coupled with a sense that there is some dire evil at work; a malevolent force that carries out the acts of inhumanity. Illustrations of Joseph Conrad’s don’t only focus on Africa as a continent but also carries on the physical and mental characterization of the natives. The author describes Marlow’s first encounter with an African ceremony as, “a burst of yells, a whirl of black limbs, a mass of hands clapping, of feet stamping, of bodies swaying, of eyes rolling” (Joseph 57). Joseph Conrad goes portrays Marlow’s reaction to this somewhat bewildering frenzy of the natives “as sane men would be before an enthusiastic outbreak in a madhouse” (Joseph 58). Conrad’s description of these people shows them as deranged, frenzied, and intense feverish savages, not an image any modern day western writer would dare to warm up to.
When Belgium colonized Rwanda in 1916 they split up the people into two classifications, the Hutu and the Tutsi. While there is little actual difference between them the Tutsi were believed to have a higher social status, better job and political voice. The Hutu was the lower class, labor, farming and low social standing. The Hutu eventually took over Rwanda by force in the early 1960s. “When the Belgians chased the Germans out of the territory in 1916 they discovered that two groups of people shared the land.
With this information, the only definite that can be drawn is that genocides are started by hatred. In both Germany and Rwanda, as well as in many other genocides throughout history, a stronger majority turned its anger and frustration into a misdirected hatred of a group different from its own. This has led to the loss of life for millions of innocent people. Although history repeats itself, it is often times repeated in slightly different ways as was the case with the Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide. This can make it harder to end the recurring pattern, but if unnecessary hatred can be decreased and eliminated,
These inhumane acts from that time, left a huge mark on U.S history due to such cruelty to the black people. In conclusion, these events treated people with no respect and inhumanely. In the Holocaust and the slavery in the U.S, have something in common by treating innocent people with
Although most people think of the Holocaust when it comes to genocides, there are many other acts of genocide that have not been as recognized. Genocide is killing people based on their race. It is important to be aware of genocide so it can be stopped and prevented. Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor, who wrote stories based on his experiences and received a Nobel Peace prize. Elie Wiesel stated in his speech that when it comes to injustice, indifference is the greatest danger of all.