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Human Zoos

Post by Admin on Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:05 pm

An appalling truth not commonly brought up in the modern media, human zoos existed till the late 1950s, and were popular in Europe (especially in Germany, France and Belgium) and America, where Social Darwinism was widely accepted. They exhibited people from races deemed ‘primitive,’ mostly Africans, but also indigenous Americans and Asians. Some human zoos also featured dwarfs, albinos, and hunchbacks.

These people were thrown into cages and were made to do various stuff that would enable visitors to observe them in their ‘natural habitat.’ These activities included carrying apes, performing their tribal dances, and playing tribal sports like archery, among others.

The above is an excerpt from Quora and its the most upvoted answer to the question"What are the most ignored human atrocities in history?

This is inflaming to say the least...Africans were used in Zoos, when I give it more thought I ask myself how is this any different from.todays poverty porn? How do you explain someone flying miles to come visit Kibera?


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Re: Human Zoos

Post by Faith Njore on Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:00 pm

It is unbelievable what Africans had to endure back then. We have come a long way and still have so much work before us in our efforts to battle racism and modern-day slavery.

There is so much evidence out there: blatant dismissal of #blackLivesMatter campaign by non-blacks who claim our lives don't matter; the clear majority of Americans who are in support of a president-elect that is racist; the recent happenings in UK after Brexit. These are but a drop in the ocean of what is really happening on the ground.

Ever wondered whether at any point in time the world would be free of racism? What will life be like then?

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