Dehumanization is “to deprive of human qualities such as individuality, compassion, or civility”. This wasn’t really so much a problem with the genocide occurring in Darfur. During the time of the holocaust the Jews were called rats and that is a finer example of dehumanization. However completing forgetting and trying to ignore the manslaughter happening in Darfur over these past 20 years is in some ways part of dehumanization. The Darfur people are in really no way different from their attackers, they are black and believe in the same religion (Muslim). The downgrading and hiding the idea that there is anything wrong with the people in Darfur makes the Janjaweed attacks occur more fierce and often because they have no feelings toward these people. It’s like killing mice, the hurt feelings never really arise because a mouse is just a pest that doesn’t really hurt anyone but still is annoying. The black Africans are really getting attacked for no good reason. Sure there may be oil but the excuse is not good enough and these people are suffering. They don’t want to take part in any violence but the Janjaweed and Sudanese military keep killing and are now on a rampage for no apparent reason at all.