Classification<br />Muggles<br />Non-magical people<br />Muggle-born<br />Non-magical parents<br />25% Hogwarts intake<br ...
Symbolization<br />Muggle-born Registration Commission<br />Death Eater Mark<br />
Dehumanization<br />Mudbloods: Hateful slur against those of non or mixed magical families.<br />“Halfbreeds” includes wer...
Organization<br />Death Eaters organized.<br />Recruitment of Dementors.<br />Recruitment of Giants.<br />Killing of Dumbl...
Polarization<br />Pamphlet: &quot;Mudbloodsand the dangers they pose to a peaceful pure-blood society“ by Dolores Umbridge...
Preparation<br /><ul><li>Muggle-born Registration Commission
Blood purity proof demanded.
Mudbloods sent to Azkaban.</li></li></ul><li>Extermination<br />Killings and torture during First War.<br />Killing of Alb...
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Harry Potter: Stages of Genocide

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Some social scientists have identified eight stages to genocide. These stages help students break down any genocide. I use the "Harry Potter", which the kids are much more familiar with than the Holocaust or Cambodia, to explain the stages. Then, we look at real world examples and apply our understanding.

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Harry Potter: Stages of Genocide

  1. 1. Classification<br />Muggles<br />Non-magical people<br />Muggle-born<br />Non-magical parents<br />25% Hogwarts intake<br />Half-blood<br />One non-magical parent<br />One magical parent<br />Wizards<br />Both magical parents<br />
  2. 2. Symbolization<br />Muggle-born Registration Commission<br />Death Eater Mark<br />
  3. 3. Dehumanization<br />Mudbloods: Hateful slur against those of non or mixed magical families.<br />“Halfbreeds” includes werewolves, merpeople, centaurs, wizard-giant mixes, etc. due to their half person/half beast appearance.<br />
  4. 4. Organization<br />Death Eaters organized.<br />Recruitment of Dementors.<br />Recruitment of Giants.<br />Killing of Dumbledore.<br />Infiltration of Ministry of Magic .<br />Assassination of Minister Scrimgeour.<br />Snape as Headmaster of Hogwarts.<br />
  5. 5. Polarization<br />Pamphlet: &quot;Mudbloodsand the dangers they pose to a peaceful pure-blood society“ by Dolores Umbridge<br />“Department of Mysteries discovered that Muggle-borns acquired their magic by &quot;stealing&quot; magic and wands from real wizards.” (wikipedia.com)<br />
  6. 6. Preparation<br /><ul><li>Muggle-born Registration Commission
  7. 7. Blood purity proof demanded.
  8. 8. Mudbloods sent to Azkaban.</li></li></ul><li>Extermination<br />Killings and torture during First War.<br />Killing of Albus Dumbledore.<br />Attempts on Harry Potter’s life.<br />Rounding up of impure.<br />Battle of Hogwarts.<br />
  9. 9. Denial<br />Denial of Voldemort’s return.<br />Character assassination of Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter by Daily Prophet.<br />Ministry drags feet under Scrimgeour.<br />

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