Africa : Over 1,000 African skulls in Berlin are a reminder of Europe’s dark colonial history

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    Over 1,000 African skulls in Berlin are a reminder of Europe’s dark colonial history

    ... According to Deutsche Welle, ARD identified about 1,000 skulls that originated from what is now Rwanda and about 60 from Tanzania. Researchers and state officials will now work toward the repatriation of the remains; they were claimed at a time when both countries were part of the larger German East Africa colony, which existed from 1885 until the end of World War I ...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...dark-colonial-history/?utm_term=.45b9ab86ac38

    Over 1,000 African skulls in Berlin are a reminder of Europe’s dark colonial history

    A grim collection is part of a hideous colonial legacy.
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    Skulls of Ovaherero and Nama people are displayed during a service attended by representatives of the tribes from Namibia in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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    Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos

    ... One example of the sad human history of racism — of colonizers seeing themselves as superior to others — is the long history of human zoos that featured Africans and conquered indigenous peoples, putting them on display in much the same way as animals. People would be kidnapped and brought to be exhibited in human zoos ...

    https://popularresistance.org/deep-racism-the-forgotten-history-of-human-zoos/

    Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos

    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 impa...
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    INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, RACISM
    By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org
    February 18th, 2014

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