Binyenzi Schadrac on Genocide Education
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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I feel that young generations need to be taught about genocides that have occurred in many places in the world. They need to be taught how people have failed to live in harmony and draw conclusions for the future. I think that is a very good thing to do, to teach the young generations in the world, in the developed world, in the Third World countries. I think that children need to learn and know what has been going on to prevent the same catastrophes in the future.
I don’t like to be pessimistic. I think that people are pulling their efforts together and being realistic with the realities in the world. I think that people can prevent the past tragedies, the past genocides, or the genocides that we have just experienced in Rwanda and in other countries. They can prevent them in the future just with simple love to each other and being realistic with the life in everybody’s country. Fighting against the roots of hatred among people, such as stealing and mismanagement of the common riches of the countries. The mismanagement, the corruption, are roots of things that happened in many countries. I think that by fighting those roots will be one of many other ways to fight the genocides in the future.