dehumanization


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de·hu·man·i·za·tion

(dē-hyū'măn-i-zā'shŭn),
Loss of human characteristics; brutalization by either mental or physical means; stripping one of self-esteem.
[de- + humanus, human, fr. homo, man]

dehumanization

[dihyo̅o̅′mənīzā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, humanitas, human nature
the process of losing altruistic or individual qualities, as may occur in some psychotic states or in environments that produce emotional trauma (prisoner-of-war). It may be influenced by external forces.
The stripping of human qualities from people or from situations involving people, as an expediency that allows the policy makers (in a totalitarian state) to justify untenable situations, as the persons of interest are ‘less than human’

de·hu·man·i·za·tion

(dē-hyū'măn-ī-zā'shŭn)
Loss of human characteristics; brutalization by either mental or physical means; stripping one of self-esteem.
[de- + humanus, human, fr. homo, man]
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Israel's relentless bombing of alleged Hamas targets in the crowded city of Gaza is a dehumanization of Palestinian lives.
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In logical terms, of course, dehumanization is an absurdity: there are no sub-human humans, any more than there are short tall people.
As Israel continues to believe in the morality of it's society and it's actions, we who dissent must push deeper to understand the political and moral causes of Israel's path of dehumanization with it's ongoing agenda to discredit the humanity of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims through racist hate and fear.
Denial of care through the dehumanization of the disabled, the elderly, and the chronically ill is just as much a threat.
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At least his racist views turned out to be in the minority, since the Virginia legislature did, indeed, vote to express remorse for the state's official dehumanization of its Black population.