Discussion Notes_October 14th

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Discussion Notes  – Race Around the World— Professor Bleich—10/14/09 Mamdani and the Rwandan Genocide - Definitions of Hutus and Tutsis o How were they defined? Political identities, cultural identities  Race versus Ethnicity  o Development of Identities Population dynamics –identities formed as minorities and majority groups  formed  Demographic—who gets kicked out  Hamitic Hypothesis  Tutsi originated from a sacred origin o Historical idea that they were foreign Hamite Race o Ham’s descendents – were cursed; black.  Caucasian  under black skin – responsible for all the successes in  Africa – civilization and organization Mental justification for political and economic organization; some  civilization Political movement o Picking out the leaders because more like us – give them  power o Foreign/alien race  Characterizing them as a race allowed for genocide, whereas 
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