The Rhetoric Of Genocide

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History repeats itself, especially when it comes to the topic of genocide. The word “genocide” was created by a lawyer named Raphael Lemkin who combined the Greek word geno-, meaning race or tribe and the word -cide, Latin for killing. There have been a number of genocides that have occurred including, the murder of Jewish and Gypsy populations in 1944, the Rwanda genocide in 1944, and the genocide in Darfur in 2003. Genocide occurs because of propaganda, cultural expectations, and military strategies. One of the main reasons why genocide occurs is because of propaganda. “At the same time, the government was propagandizing that the Tutsis were the root of all these problems and inciting racial hatred against them” (Doc B). This shows how the

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