People have suffered from World War II (WWII) due to the Holocaust. Jews were mostly affected by it due to Hitler trying to kill the entire race. In the end, the Jewish race lost population because of concentration camps. In our modern day society, some people still think that concentration camps disappeared after WWII, but little do they know people have been trapped in them once again in North Korea. We, the people, can stop them by making these stories known and putting pressure on governments around the world to do something.
No one would ever think that a small country could create a controversy known the world over, but North Korea has achieved this goal. The North Korean genocide has claimed 2000 people a day before and these killings are from starvation and beating. Many people think communism is better than a democracy but it has its faults. For example, North Korea is Communist and whatever the leader’s beliefs the Communist citizen has to believe. What is happening and happened is genocide.
A wide variety of crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea ranging from persecution on opinionated grounds such as religion, politics, and gender to knowingly causing prolonged starvation. The focus on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has caused the world to ignore reports of these inhumane crimes. One of the worst atrocities committed by North Korea is punishment of placing citizens in prison camps that have similarities to and in some cases, compared to as even worse, than the concentration camps run by the Nazis during the holocaust and the camps set up by Pol Pot during his reign in Cambodia. The prison camps in North Korea have a special structure to them, made to degrade the people in them to animal like standards. In fact, the conditions that the prisoners must live in have gotten harsher under the rule of Kim Jong Un.
Prisons now present rehab programs for those arrested for harmful substances and therapy for those who are besieged with other issues. Traditionally as punishment, prisoners are confined to their cells for the majority of their day. As a minimum, roughly 25,000 prisoners remain in solitary confinement in the United States. Several inmates are kept isolated for weeks to years at a time. More inmates are detained in solitary confinement in America than in any othe... ... middle of paper ... ...ince 1946.” CNN US News.
American prisons house some two million people, in a system originally designed to rehabilitate them. Nothing could be further from the truth in this day and age. Let’s start with a breakdown of the people who make up this minority group in America. As recent as 2009, non-Hispanic blacks constitute 39.4%, which includes 841,000 males and 64,800 females (“United States incarceration rate,” 2014). That means that they make up nearly 45% of the entire prison population.