Why Should We Study Genocide

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We need to study genocide for several reasons. First, we need to be able to see genocides as they happen and stop them to the best of our abilities. If we study genocides, then we can see the problems leading up to them, why they happen, and eventually the hope is that we’ll be able to neutralize them--stopping them even before they start. The second reason why studying genocides is so important is because it helps us realize that little things can, and often do lead to big things. Many of the genocides we talked about in class/researched all started because of a small problem, such as people rebelling against the government, racial profiling, etc. When we actually apply this concept to our lives, we can stop the less magnitudinal problems,
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