Armenians Living In California March For Armenian Genocide Recognition

Stereotypes often find their way into cultural use because they exist, or once existed, in actuality. However, just because we're different doesn't mean any type of human is better than one another.

Unfortunately, some humans have long thought that their characteristics were supreme to others, or that some people's treats were lower than others, resulting in long-running racism and blatant disrespect for people that are different.

When most people think of genocide, their minds immediately turn to Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, World War II, and anti-semitism. In modern society - at least here in the United States - "The Holocaust" refers to the systematic mistreatment and killing of roughly 6 million Jewish people and countless other Roma, Poles, disabled, gays, lesbians, Soviet POW's, Jehovah's Witnesses, those who thought in opposition of the the Nazi Party, and other "undesirable" peoples living in Europe at the time, though it certainly wasn't the only mass killing of one or more races, ethnic groups, or other classifications of people.

Historians consider the second-largest genocide in history to be the Armenian Holocasut, or the Armenian Genocide, involved the systematic killing and abuse of Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire, eventually totaling the deaths of some one to two million Armenians by the time the nine-year conquest was over in 1923.

Yesterday, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, an organized group of both full-blooded Armenians and those of Armenian and American descent marched the streets of Los Angeles, California, bringing awareness to the excess of deaths that took place in the now-defunct Ottoman Empire.

It just so happened that, no further than 12 hours before the widespread, high-numbered march, the now-former president of Armenia, Sarzh Sargsyan, stepped down from his post of prime minister. The country of Armenia had just switched over from a political presidential system to one in which a parliamentary system supported the Middle Eastern country.

Sargsyan had been the president of Armenia for just short of ten years as of a couple weeks ago. Rather than stepping down or waiting for the end of his term to actualize, he allegedly rigged votes in the new election so that he would unarguably be Prime Minister of Armenia, and rule the country for an undisclosed, unthought-of length of time, which is undoubtedly corrupt, and he would have been able to get away with the unethical behavior if Armenian citizens didn't protest to the count of tens of thousands of demonstrators.

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