Did you know that there were Human Zoos on display in Europe and America from the 1870’s to the 1950’s? These public exhibits of humans,often called Negro Villages, usually showed indigenous people in a so-called natural or primitive state. The displays often emphasized the cultural differences between Europeans of Western civilization and non-European peoples.
Above is a photo from Amsterdam Holland around 1890, of an African child in one of these Human Zoo exhibits,being fed like an animal by white spectators.
What in all the fucks?!
Reasons why that pet my hair shit and all that isn’t cute. I didn’t know these places existed until the 50s tho, jeez. Fucking sick. And that baby is just a beautiful child that’s so terrible
Why you can’t pet my hair
Why you aren’t bringing me in to shit
Why the rhetoric of curating and introducing grown as people is iffy as FUCK
Please note 1950 as a date of continuance. They were doing this while my mom was ALIVE. And while civil rights was started.