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Have you heard of Ota Benga?

Yes, United States and only a little over 100 years ago, folks:

African pygmy they kept caged in a zoo with monkeys: It happened in the 20th century 'civilised' New York - a story of man's inhumanity to man that will haunt you

More than a century after it drew international headlines for exhibiting a young African man in the monkey house, the Bronx Zoo in New York has finally expressed regret.
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
they're still subject to enslavement and even cannibalism in Congo today...

no one cares about what goes on in Africa though, they're too busy feigning indignation in the west over things that happened over a hundred years ago...
originnone · 56-60, M
@wildbill83 meh....Americans are prejudiced, but I agree that racism is even more rampant elsewhere.
revenant · F
@wildbill83 so true......genital mutilation in africa and now it is in the west and no one raises an eyebrow
eMortal · M
@wildbill83 That’s a racist remark.
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Slade · 56-60, M
@jshm2 been over 100 years since women got the vote.

Dolt
originnone · 56-60, M
@Slade His point is still valid....can you believe it's only been that long?
Slade · 56-60, M
Virtue signal harder.

Or get in an HG Wells time machine and rescue him
originnone · 56-60, M
@Slade what?
revenant · F
yes I heard of it....and fat people and people with no legs...
About fucking time.
originnone · 56-60, M
@SomeMichGuy no doubting that.
@originnone That's just soooo...wrong.
Delilah5 · F
OMG!!! That's terrible!
originnone · 56-60, M
@Delilah5 it certainly is. This person had all the same dreams, etc as you and me....a mother who loved him.....
Delilah5 · F
@originnone Oh my. Some of the people of this world need to be destroyed. whoops. Did I just type that? No, really, they do.
SW-User
Strange ideas then
But he’s not the only one. The U.S. had "human zoos". And women were "exhibited" and more, for the curiosity of white men. Anything you can imagine (and probably things you can’t) were done to people here and in Europe.
originnone · 56-60, M
@bijouxbroussard Yeah....our beloved Barnum and Bailey circus had entire villages set up for display....
So glad we've progressed beyond the mentality that certain people are a little more than animals. /s
originnone · 56-60, M
@LordShadowfire yeah....next we can shoot for real equality....

 
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