#tbt for all those who wana say racism was a long time ago and is over now because "we are all one" all of a sudden. Far from a relic from an unenlightened past remnants of such exhibits have continued in Europe as late as the 2000s. Above photograph is from Brussels Belgium in 1958. Racism is deeply embedded in our culture. Slavery of African people ethnic cleansing of Native Americans and colonialist imperialism are seeds that intertwine to create racism that still has impacts today. O...

#tbt for all those who wana say racism was a long time ago and is over now because "we are all one" all of a sudden. Far from a relic from an unenlightened past remnants of such exhibits have continued in Europe as late as the 2000s. Above photograph is from Brussels Belgium in 1958. Racism is deeply embedded in our culture. Slavery of African people ethnic cleansing of Native Americans and colonialist imperialism are seeds that intertwine to create racism that still has impacts today. O...

Woman and child on exhibit at a "human zoo". I didn't want to believe that they actually existed either. But look it up--it's a disgustingly true piece of American and European history

Woman and child on exhibit at a "human zoo". I didn't want to believe that they actually existed either. But look it up--it's a disgustingly true piece of American and European history

A 20 year-old girl from South Africa known as Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman would be emblematic of the dark era that gave rise to the popularity of human zoos. [...] Exhibitors were looking for certain qualities in their ‘exotic’ recruits that either coincided with the European beauty ideal or offered unexpected novelty. Sarah had a genetic characteristic known as steatopygia; a protuberant buttocks and elongated labia.

A 20 year-old girl from South Africa known as Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman would be emblematic of the dark era that gave rise to the popularity of human zoos. [...] Exhibitors were looking for certain qualities in their ‘exotic’ recruits that either coincided with the European beauty ideal or offered unexpected novelty. Sarah had a genetic characteristic known as steatopygia; a protuberant buttocks and elongated labia.

Trapped in a Human Zoo: The documentary  of eight Inuit who came from Labrador in 1880 to Europe lured by promises of adventures and wealth, only to realize they had been trapped in a world that time has today forgotten; the world of human zoos. Thirty-five thousand indigenous people from around the world were recruited for these zoos.

Trapped in a Human Zoo: The documentary of eight Inuit who came from Labrador in 1880 to Europe lured by promises of adventures and wealth, only to realize they had been trapped in a world that time has today forgotten; the world of human zoos. Thirty-five thousand indigenous people from around the world were recruited for these zoos.

Selknam natives to be exhibited as animals in Human Zoo.

Selknam natives to be exhibited as animals in Human Zoo

Selknam natives to be exhibited as animals in Human Zoo.

Wait, really? Looks like I need to look something up. ("Human zoo in Stuttgart, Germany, 1928")

Wait, really? Looks like I need to look something up. ("Human zoo in Stuttgart, Germany, 1928")

Human zoo: When Filipino headhunters were the talk of the town – Philippines Lifestyle News

Human zoo: When Filipino headhunters were the talk of the town – Philippines Lifestyle News

This Week in Racism - The History of African Human Zoos in Europe - VICE

This Week in Racism - The History of African Human Zoos in Europe - VICE

CIRCUS AFRICANUS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HUMAN ZOO | BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

CIRCUS AFRICANUS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HUMAN ZOO

CIRCUS AFRICANUS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HUMAN ZOO | BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

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