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Human rights during the second world war

Module 1

Human rights and racism:a universal blot on humanity

Learning activity 1:

Human rights and racism: a universal blot on humanity

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Racism is a shameful blot on the human race that has tainted every country on the Earth – it is the repulsive habit of many people to use the colour of a person’s skin as a measure for rating his or her value as a human being.

Up to a million people, mostly Tutsis, were exterminated in Rwanda in 1994 on account of their ethnic origin. Ethnic cleansing also was a common factor in the large number of wars fought during the last decade in what used to be Yugoslavia and has now been subdivided to form the regions of Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedo

nia. Mass rape was a general occurrence in the Balkans and still is in the Congo (Kinshasa).

The crudest levels of racism are revealed through slavery and during wartime. In this regard we may think of extremes ranging from the eradication of six million Jews during the Second World war on the orders of Adolf Hitler to the hardly discernible ways of practising it at the workplace and elsewhere.

In South Africa, in the post-apartheid era, there is hardly a shortage of white, coloured and black racists from all levels of society. Such people often justify their adherence to their inclination by some motivation based in the past, referring to a past war or the political situation that prevailed over the past four centuries.

In Zimbabwe, white farmers are driven off the land by means of thuggery because President Robert Mugabe neglected to address the issue of land reform during his twenty years in govern

ment, to the detriment of all of Southern Africa.

Equal numbers of black and white people are murdered in the United States, but 80% of exe

cutions following court cases since 1977 have resulted from the murder of whites.

In India, the police and the judicial system are implicated in the caste system, which is referred to as “concealed apartheid”. More than 160 million Dalits are regularly exposed to a range of human rights abuses that are not investigated. At a conference on human rights, a Dalit man last year told of how his wife, daughter and two sons were burnt alive when mem

bers of a higher Hindu caste set fire to three huts. His oldest son, the first person from their village to obtain a university degree, had also been mur

dered by Hindus two years previously.

In Turkey, 13 million Kurds go un

recognized and any reference to them is punishable with a jail term. Gypsies are regarded as inferior and as criminals and they are subject to assault all over Europe.

Twenty-five indigenous community leaders in Honduras, in Central Ame

rica, were killed over the last number of years because of their campaign for the protection of their rights. In Guate

mala, indigenous groups who, during the war of the seventies and eighties, suffered mass rape, amongst other indignities, are still struggling for recognition. They are not permitted to use their mother tongue during court proceedings.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, History grade 9. OpenStax CNX. Sep 14, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11063/1.1
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