plsc 443 essay 7

plsc 443 essay 7 - Many scholars study the ethnic identity...

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Many scholars study the ethnic identity crisis in Rwanda. Many scholars believe that identity in Rwanda is more than ethnic. Scholars suggest identity in Rwanda also became politicized and racialized by Belgian colonial rule. In this essay I will discuss how “ethnic” identity in Rwanda became politicized and racialized. First, I will discuss identity in Rwanda. Second, I will discuss political identity. Third, I will discuss racial identity. Fourth and finally, I will conclude with a summary of the main points of this essay. Many scholars find the identity relationship between the Tutsis and the Hutus of Rwanda goes back to mythological stories. It said Tutsi emigrated from elsewhere. They were thought to be mwami, who were not black Africans. This idea made the Tutsis more superior. Tutsi were a Hamitic group, mainly cattle herders. Belgian rule set the Tutsis and Hutu farther apart by linking Tutsis power through race and politics. Looking at the view of a scholar, the Belgians developed a political economical system that separated the
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