The eight stages of genocide were created by Dr. Greg Stanton. They consist of...
Stage 1- Classification
The act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities. To take away another human's rights.
the action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics.
WHAT DOES CLASSIFICATION AIM TO DO?
Classification aims to separate society to create the "US" VS. "Them" situation. When they are separated then it is known who is superior and who is inferior , and who will be the victim and who will be the perpetrator.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF CLASSIFICATION?
Some examples would be...
-The "Jews" wearing the Star of David.
-The Nazi soldiers wearng the Nazi warmband
The use of symbols to convey and give out a meaning.
examples of symbolization: names, languages, types of dress, group uniforms, colors and religious symbols
some examples of symbolization are...
-The Nazi swatchka to symbolize the Nazi army and supporters.
-The Star of David to represent the Jewish peope.
-The Jewish people needing to carry a Reispass was also symbolic to identitfy them.
What role does dehumanization have in genocide?
Dehumanization plays a big role in genocide because to be dehumanzed means to take away your human rights. Without them you are no longer considered a person and get treated terribly to the point where genocide occurs.
A form of propaganda(check Propaganda definition) used to spread hate. this can be on the radio, televison, posters, etc.
the state of being superior/above someone else.
the condition of being lower in status or quality than another or others.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.