Hotel Rwanda Analysis and Questions
Hotel Rwanda and the Rwandan Genocide followed the eight stages of genocide, and can be easily identified. With classification, the Hutu Interahamwe targeted ethnicity- specifically the Tutsi minority. In symbolization, the division between the Hutus and Tutsis was symbolised by their slight physical differences. The Hutus implemented identification cards that indicated whether you were Hutu or Tutsi. With dehumanization, the Tutsis were cockroaches to the Hutu, vermin that were less than human, and they would use the phrase “Cut down the tall trees” to commence the murdering of the Tutsis. In organization, the MNRD and Interahamwe organized the genocide with timely shipments of weapons, appropriate usage of propaganda, and c coordinated attacks against the Tutsis. With polarization, The MNRD and Interahamwe used all forms of media available to spread the Hutu power ideology. The message was clear: the Hutus were better than the Tutsis, and when the President’s plane crashed, propaganda and media were used effectively and efficiently to blame the Tutsis. In preparation, the victims were identified mainly through the identity cards that the Hutu government had previously implemented. With extermination, when the signal was given, the Interahamwe and other Hutus conducted a deliberate, coordinated attack on the Tutsis and Hutu moderates. The targets were systematically attacked over a period of 100 days before the genocide was stopped. Millions of lives were lost, both Tutsi and Hutu. Finally, with denial, The UN tried to deny the occurrence of a genocide while it was ongoing. The UN High Commission of Human Rights conducted an “investigation” into the matter, and after much deliberation, the massacres in Rwanda were recognized as a genocide
In the Rwandan Genocide, the US refused to provide requested material aid to Rwanda, and President Bill Clinton and US Ambassador to the UN Madeleine...