480,000 killed, 2.8 million displaced, and it’s still going on today after 11 years.(Darfur Genocide) Right now in Darfur people are still in fear of dying every day. Women and children of all ages are being rapped by the Janjaweed. Russia and China are trying to help this genocide stop by sending money and peacekeepers.(10 years later) The world has gone through wars in Iraq. Genocide is important to talk and learn about because people need to find out how to prevent this from happening in the future. Many other people in the world are finding out ways to stop genocide and figure out why they happen. There are many misconceptions about all genocide some people do not consider Darfur, ...view middle of the document...
One reason is that it’s a killing of one race. Another is that it is an intention to demolish a racial group. Finally the U.S. government voted it genocide.(11 Facts About Darfur) I believe all this reasons make it genocide. Some people would disagree with all of those statements and make up their own reasons why it isn’t. But to me and many other people this is genocide.
This conflict is definitely genocide, because it is a mass killing of one race. Raphael Lemkin says, “…by combining geno- the Greek world race/tribe with –cide derived from the word for killing.” It means that genocides are killings based on race. That proves that this is genocide because the white Muslim attacks and kills the Black Muslim.(11 Facts About Darfur) Also the Janjaweed people have killed 480,000 of the Darfur people which does make this a mass killing.(Darfur Genocide)
In addition Salih Booker and Ann-Louise Colgan say, “The convention names genocide as a crime in international law, describing it as the commission of acts with "intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” This shows that Darfur would be considered genocide because it is a goal to demolish a racial group.
The Untied States government also voted this as genocide because it was a mass and aggressive killing.(Genocide in Darfur | The Nation) Most people agree with this statement because of the meaning of genocide. Also I would consider it genocide if the government voted on it because the government takes thing very serious. If it wasn’t genocide then the government would’ve voted it as a no. The government is a great source because so many people are voting on this so it is a fair decision.
Other people don’t think this is genocide because the people are both Muslims and if you go back and look they have the same decent.( Genocide in Darfur | The Nation) So people don’t think this a killing based on race or tribes. I think it is still genocide for many reasons. One reason is because of they are whites attacking blacks that does make it racial. Another reason is that if people don’t consider it a genocide because of them both being Muslims. I do not agree with that because if they believe that then why would they attack in the first place.
People also don’t think that this is genocide because they believe that this is just a war.(Brutal...