Jamaican genocide..the violence in Jamaica

The genocide in Rwanda – Photo Source: Georgia Southern University

I remember the first person I heard call the violence in Jamaica a genocide. I did not take it serious as I thought it was just us typical Jamaicans exaggerating. Recently I have heard quite a few people refer to the violence in Jamaica as genocide. In my mind this just not apply. When I think of the word I think of Bosnia,Germany, Rwanda and Darfur. They mentioned that because most of the violence has a political root and is politically driven. I thought that was a stretch so I looked up the definition.

Genocide: the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.

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