Only those who have directly experienced it, can imagine the pain of being exploited simply because of the color of one's skin or the belief system of which they follow. The Holocaust was certainly one of the largest genocides the world has ever seen, however this obscene behavior did not stop there. It is shown today in communities all over the world and modern-day genocides are occurring as we speak.
Since a black majority government came into power in South Africa in 1994, there have been thousands of murders based upon a reason no other than simple, unjustified hatred. These acts of ignorance have been committed against what we know as “Boers”. These are descendants from mainly Dutch and French colonists who represent a community of farming and currently are responsible for supplying South Africa with about 95% of its food needs (Hubpages). More than 3600 whites have been murdered in farm attacks in South Africa since 1994 (Hubpages). Also many of the women murdered are first raped, and it is made apparent by the attackers that it is of racial motivation that the killing took place (Hubpages). These acts display gruesome and brutal intentions and convey a strong sense of communism to witnesses. Whites have also been intentionally run down by black taxi drivers while simply making their way to work or school via bicycle. In one case, the taxi driver even admitted to his intentions: “'It was not a mistake. It was not negligence...'” (Boer genocide blog). These people know exactly what they're doing and why they are doing it, so will it ever stop, or just continue as an ongoing cycle?
Most of these brutal attacks have included self-declared racists motivations for the gruesome killing of these farmers. These attacks similarly resemble that of the Civil Rights movement in the United States years ago. The attacks being made are unjust and for a one simply poor explanation: hated. Hating a person solely based upon the color of their skin is an issue that has been prominent in many societies since the beginning of time. Although this warped outlook may never be abolished, through awareness and the power of unity, changes can be made to reduce these awful attacks. The Boer people deserve life just as much as everyone else; do they not?