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> In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Western world was desperate to see the “savage,” “primitive” people described by explorers and adventurers scouting out new lands for colonial exploitation. To feed the frenzy, thousands of indigenous individuals from Africa, Asia, and the Americas were brought to the United States and Europe, often under dubious circumstances, to be put on display in a quasi-captive life in “human zoos.”
This makes me sick. I am dating a pinoy she is a wonderful person and so is her family.
I often wonder what the average moral compass was like back then.
It has been over a year since I saw that picture of a Congonese(?) father staring at the severed hand of his daughter as punishment for failing to meet his rubber quota.
I finally found a similar level of disgust right here.
I recently learned why there’s so much Spanish in Tagalog. Humans are fucking monsters sometimes.
They had these in the US too? I thought human zoos were a strictly belgian thing.
It’s kind of weird how the whole "alien who puts people in a zoo" thing was such a trope in classic sci-fi given that there were actual people zoos like 40 years before that stuff was being written.
I had to see this appear twice on my feed before I realised what it meant.
Every step we take that makes more of us realise that all of us are humans the better we all are for it.
That little girl has her hands tied…RAGE!!!!
Wrong sub, youre looking for r/historyCP
Yeah this was a widespread thing. There was an exposition in Brussels too, the visitors were asked not to throw food at the natives.