Human zoos

One of the aims of this study on the topic of human zoos is to acknowledge the existence, not that long ago, of a situation in the western world that is as unbelievable as it is insulting. Europeans turned humans into exhibition objects,even though the West at that time claimed to spread the ideal of equality for all.

An attempt will be made to expound the public exhibition, in all its variants, of people of different ethnicities and origins (mainly African) due to their supposed racial “eccentricity” and “inferiority”. It was during this era that the term “scientific racism” was adopted, an attempt to justify the colonial contexts and their motives.

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