Black Entertainment : The Human Zoos and Exhibitions of the Past

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  1. UBNaturally

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    When you feel that "other person" wanting to touch your hair, or ask you questions about "what goes on in your world", it is only natural to react in a negative manner... remembering (from ancestral remnants) that these people have often had a superiority (or inferiority) complex.

    A trip down memory lane for those that may desire to become an "entertainer" one day:


    Through the 1950s, Africans and Native Americans Were Kept In Zoos As Exhibits

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    Throughout the late 19th century, and well into the 1950’s, Africans and in some cases Native Americans, were kept as exhibits in zoos. Far from a relic from an unenlightened past, remnants of such exhibits have continued in Europe as late as the 2000’s.

    Throughout the early 20th century, Germany held what was termed a, “Peoples Show,” or Völkerschau. Africans were brought in as carnival or zoo exhibits for passers-by to gawk at.

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    http://politicalblindspot.com/throu...ative-americans-were-kept-in-zoos-as-exhibits


    The Haunting ‘Human Zoo’ of Paris

    In the furthest corner of the Vincennes woods of Paris, lies the remains of what was once a public exhibition to promote French colonialism over 100 years ago and what we can only refer to today as the equivalent of a human zoo.

    In 1907, six different villages were built in the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale, representing all the corners of the French colonial empire at the time– Madagascar, Indochine, Sudan, Congo, Tunisia and Morocco. The villages and their pavillions were built to recreate the life and culture as it was in their original habitats. This included mimicking the architecture, importing the agriculture and appallingly, inhabiting the replica houses with people, brought to Paris from the faraway territories.

    The human inhabitants of the ‘exhibition’ were observed by over one million curious visitors from May until October 1907 when it ended...

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    http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/03/02/the-haunting-human-zoo-of-paris


    Of Other Races In Human Zoos And Tthe Fallacy Of White/Caucasian Mental Supremacy

    It is general historical knowledge that African civilization came before the rise of caucasian race. However, the Eurocentric historians have always tried to make Africa and other human race to seem inferior to the caucasian race. The historical achievement of civilizations like both the Egyptian and Nubian civilization were hidden until recently historians like Cheikh Anta Diop, Ivan Sertima, Amiri Baraka, Molefi Kete Asante,Rashidi Runoko and others came in to reveal it to the world.Africans and people from other race contributed immensely in literature, science, astrology, music and other forms of art. Despite all this, with the rise of Caucasian race in human race recently in history, they rather saw all other race especially Africans (blacks) as primitive beings whose mental capacity are akin to that of apes or monkeys. So in other to erroneously satisfy their myopic theory of Darwinism human zoos were erected across Europe to make mockery of other human race.

    The Europeans/Caucasians claim American native Indians were cannibals ( a word coined by Christopher Columbus upon landing in new world) but cannibalism has been well-known in Europe for many years.

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    http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2012/10/of-other-races-inhuman-zoos-and-fallacy.html


    Zoo sparks row over 'tribesmen' props for animals
    June 8, 2005

    A GERMAN zoo has been accused of exploitation after it unveiled plans to put grass-skirted black men in mud huts from tomorrow to show off its elephants and rhinos in their "natural environment".

    The zoo, in the southern German city of Augsburg, is promoting the plan in a glossy brochure entitled Discover the Dark Continent, and has put up posters advertising the new attractions.

    The "tribesmen" - no-one is exactly sure which they are from, although most of them will be commuting from darkest downtown Munich - will be encouraged to carry out some traditional activities such as...

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    http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/zoo-sparks-row-over-tribesmen-props-for-animals-1-715365

    Andaman Islanders 'forced to dance' for tourists - video
    January 7, 2012

    ...tour companies run safaris through their jungle every day and wealthy tourists pay police to make the women - usually naked - dance for their amusement...

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    www.theguardian.com/world/video/2012/jan/07/andaman-islanders-human-safari-video
     
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    Sometimes it feels like there is an attempt to create a new age zoo system in which people are being regarded as objects of entertainment, and nothing else.

    Dumbing down the youth, creating an environment for limited alternatives outside of sports or entertainment.

    This is why the question of becoming an "entertainer", whether a sports athlete or a film featured character, what is the trade-off when it comes to the "white superiority" complex within colonized lands?

    When Snoop made the gesture of boycotting Roots, the intent and idea is well understood, but what next?

    If I desired right now to consider starting a "black" owned and operated corporation (not company, there is a difference), how many would desire to join because it catered to the idea of "black" independence and entrepreneurship?

    Hopefully not, hopefully it would be because one has the desire to become part of something bigger than just being part of a "black" owned and operated corporation.

    But a movement of creating a new lane and un-conceived lanes that have yet to be offered.

    Look at these categories...

    • Sports
    • Entertainment
    • Business
    • Finance
    • Food and Agriculture
    • Medicine
    • Design
    • Building
    • Manufacturing

    How come there are not more "Nation of Islam"s (in regards to the independent resources model)?

    Garvey was a strong proponent of self resolve and structural independence.

    What if there were 30 or more corporations of "black" owned and operated structures that incorporate all categories for self sustainability?

    Would we be motivated to become a part of them, even if they may not have everything figured out yet?

    And if one could create an independent corporation (with some or all of these elements), what would it include and what would the purpose of it be?
     
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