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Hutus And Tutsis During The Rwandan Genocide Essay

Essay on Rwandan Genocide: Tutsis versus Hutus

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Rwandan Genocide: Tutsis vs. Hutus
The many tears that stream down my face cry for the generations of my kids to come. I sit here as an innocent victimized Tutsi woman, to tell you my story of the Rwandan genocide and how it impacted my people. Through many years of pain and suffering I sit here before you to relieve my anger and install my knowledge of why the Belgium through colonization only installed more love in me toward my people and hatred towards me for not being able to help my people. My name is Immaculee Ilibagiza a Tutsi woman and this is my survival, comfort story.
According to the book Peacemaking in Rwanda, that I Immaculee made my children read (in order to get an understanding of why this hateful genocide of 1994…show more content…

Rwandan Genocide: Tutsis vs. Hutus
The many tears that stream down my face cry for the generations of my kids to come. I sit here as an innocent victimized Tutsi woman, to tell you my story of the Rwandan genocide and how it impacted my people. Through many years of pain and suffering I sit here before you to relieve my anger and install my knowledge of why the Belgium through colonization only installed more love in me toward my people and hatred towards me for not being able to help my people. My name is Immaculee Ilibagiza a Tutsi woman and this is my survival, comfort story.
According to the book Peacemaking in Rwanda, that I Immaculee made my children read (in order to get an understanding of why this hateful genocide of 1994 accord), one can understand why the genocide took place if we study the political aspect of the two groups Tutsi Rwandans and Hutu Rwandans. “The Genocide of 1994 was an apocalyptic event that shattered Rwandan society”. (Jones, pg. 15) The dynamics of the two political groups will unfold the reasons as to why I immaculee Ilibagiza was in hiding in a ministers bathroom with six other ladies for three months. In April 1994, the genocide led by Rwandan extremists due to job oppression caused for tension to occur again between the Tutsis and the Hutus. Before the many generations of my kids were saved, many Tutsis and a small amount of Hutus were killed in the Rwandan genocide, what many would classify as the Rwandan holocaust of 1994. Many of the

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Genocide in Rwanda

The definition of genocide as given in the Webster's College Dictionary is "The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group." This definition depicts the situation in 1994 of Rwanda, a small, poor, central African country. The Rwandan genocide was the systematic extermination of over eight hundred thousand Tutsi, an ethnic group in Rwanda, by the Hutu, another ethnic group in Rwanda. In this essay I will briefly describe the history of the conflict of the Hutu and Tutsi, the 100 days of genocide in 1994, and the affects of the massacre on the economy and the people of Rwanda. To fully understand why this slaughter occurred, we must first look at the history of the…show more content…

This, along with pressure from Belgium forced the Hutu to agree to share power with the Tutsi. This was a hoax, for the Hutu government was secretly planning revenge on the Tutsi. The revenge being planned was the extinction of the Tutsi. With help from Hutu extremists, hate propaganda, sub-humanization of Tutsi, firearms, and machetes were distributed among the Hutu citizens. The extremists assassinated the president for fear of giving in to the Rwandan Patriotic Front's demands.

Through these elements necessary for genocide, the killing began on April 6, 1994. Checkpoints were set up, covering the major routes and borders around Rwanda. These checkpoints consisted of Hutu military checking ethnic identity cards, if they were Hutu they lived, if they were Tutsi they were killed immediately. Many of the Tutsi gathered in churches, which were considered sacred, but they turned into slaughterhouses where many were massacred. The killing lasted for one hundred days. More than eight hundred thousand people were massacred, one third of the Tutsi population being wiped out. During this time there was no outside help from the United States or any other country. The UNAMIR (United nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda) were given orders to stay on "stand by" and were not allowed to intervene because they would breach their monitoring mandate. Eventually, though, the Rwandan Patriotic Front defeated the militias and the Rwandan army, and the genocide ended.