Andrew AsanteProfessor ShurtsHis -146October 3rd 2018EssayIn the first paragraph of what is destroyed in genocides it elaborates more on RaphaelLemkin's definition of genocide and it speaks mainly about mass murder not being the onlyversion of genocide. Observers stress the destruction of the group as a sociocultural unit, notnecessarily or primarily the physical annihilation of a single race ( Best example I could think ofwas when Slave masters use to gather all the slaves in a circle when a runaway slave was caughtattempting to escape. They would painfully whip and humiliated the runaway slave to strip anythoughts from the other slaves to escape, inflicting fear in their minds and asserting theirdominance.Martin shaw gives a quote in the second paragraphbecause groups are socialconstructions, they can be neither constituted nor destroyed simply through the bodies of theirindividual members.I think it means that because groups are social constructions they areimmortal in a way because their message will always live on.
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History,Slavery in the United States,Raphael Lemkin,individual members,runaway slave,unintentional genocide