Dehumanizing is denying an individual to have positive human experiences; hence, undermining individuality and violating human rights.

For instance, the horrors of the holocaust exhibit dehumanizing acts such as atrocious human experiments, killing children via gas chambers, using Jewish babies for target practice, and a lot more. According to Herbert Kelman, a social ethics professor, humanness is deprived when a person’s sense of identity and community are removed. For example, the holocaust victims were not identified as human beings who are worthy to exist as they were blamed for the difficulties being experienced in the society. Thus, they were discriminated against and treated as animals.

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