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Social Injustice in Our World
Transcript of Social Injustice in Our World
wealth distribution: a comparison of the wealth of various members or groups in a society
prejudice: a judgment or positive/negative attitude towards a person or group of people based on beliefs, not facts
discrimination: unjust treatment of different categories of people or things
oppression: exercise of authority or power in a cruel or unjust manner
religious discrimination: valuing or treating a person or group differently because of what they do or do not believe
homophobia: hatred or fear of homosexuals
racism: discrimination directed against someone of a different race
ableism: discrimination against people with disabilities
ageism: discrimination on the basis of a person's age
stereotyping: assumptions we make about an entire group based on observations of some members
sexism: discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex One of the cruelest forms of social injustice is genocide. genocide: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation This is a real example of social injustice taking place in our world - it has happened so many times in our history, and is still continuing right now. It may be an uncomfortable or unpleasant topic, but it is also one of the most serious ones that is, in my opinion, worse than war - it is manslaughter of millions of people. possible types of motivation: to eliminate a real or potential threat, to spread terror among real or potential enemies, to acquire economic wealth, or to carry out a belief or idea Time frame: 1932 - 1933 Reason(s): (several factors) some natural causes, but mainly political problems 4. Japan Pol Pot (Responsible for 2,500,000 deaths) Hideki Tojo (Responsible for 5,000,000 deaths) Adolf Hitler ( Responsible for 6,000,000 deaths) Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin ( Responsible for 23,000,000-60,000,000 deaths) Mao Zedong (Responsible for 34,300,000-63,784,000 deaths) Time frame: (during the Khmer Rouge period) 1975 - 1979 (the Cambodian Holocaust/Genocide) Reason(s): ethnic rivalry, political issues (the Rape of Nanking, present day Beijing, and Pearl Harbor attack) Time frame: (during World War II) 1937 - 1938 Reason(s): racism, rivalry between China and Japan (The Great Leap Forward: largest known famine in history, Cultural Revolution) Time frame: 1958 - 1963, 1966 - 1976 Reason(s): failure at improving economic conditions, to impose Maoism Because these events happened in the past, we can only remember the mistakes and the tragedies, and learn from our history to prevent it from happening in the future. In order to do this, further research and looking deeper into the past is required to gain this knowledge. As students, we can study these historic events and discover more hidden stories, which will help us understand how genocide and social injustice can affect the world. Hope you learned a lot from this presentation! Questions: 1. What is genocide? 2. Name the top 5 worst genocides in history. Answers: 1. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. 2. Top 5 worst genocides:
5) the Cambodian Holocaust/Genocide
4) the rape of Nanking, Pearl Harbor attack
3) the (Nazi) Holocaust
2) the Holodomor
1) the Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution