Treptower Park’s human zoo

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..what Hannah said.

Emma 54 days ago

Disney Land

So, people were paid to work? Paid so that people could look at them?
How is this any different than working at Disney Land?
OK, they weren't paid the same as the "white" employees, but that's no different than the fact that Polish builders get paid less than German builders. They still earn more than they would earn back in Poland, where the cost of living is much lower than in Germany. I don't see you writing articles about how the Poles are discriminated against!

Few people had seen a "black" person in 1896, and they were clearly very interested to see how Africans live - just like people watch nature documentaries now. No one is going to invest in setting up this project if they didn't think there would be an audience. I'm not sure why you are painting this not as being interested in other people and cultures, but as some evil way for the white man to lord it over the black man. Why do you have to make the assumption that people do things out of hatred and a need to have power over others, rather than out of curiosity and an interest in learning something?

ExBerliner has been getting increasingly "woke" the last year or so, and sometimes it feels like you have an agenda to push, rather than just reporting on things.

Alicja 55 days ago

Racism Bingo

There are so many alarms within this reply I don’t know where to start. But I will start here:

- You’re literally comparing this “Human Zoo” with people watching “nature documentary’s”?

- Polish people are white. Their skin colour doesn’t effect their wage. Discrimination & racism are two very different things.

- Disney land? As in, people dressed as fictional characters within a fictional land for children’s entertainment?

- What makes you think a white audience were owed a showcase of black people? Paying or not.

I think you’ve missed the point of this article. And educating yourself out of white supremacist thinking.

Why don’t you take your “curiosity and interest and learn something.”

I would get to work on learning about what racism actually is- for a start. Then you can continue to learn about how it’s insidious and woven into every fabric of everything you’ve ever known and is so close you can’t even see it when it’s right infront on your face.

Coming out of your face.

Close your mouth and listen.

Maybe Exberliner feels like it’s becoming “increasingly woke” to you because you’re a dusty person in the slow lane, choosing to ignore what has always been, and continues to be going on around you.

Hannah 55 days ago

Racism Bingo

There are so many alarms within this reply I don’t know where to start. But I will start here:

- You’re literally comparing this “Human Zoo” with people watching “nature documentary’s”?

- Polish people are white. Their skin colour doesn’t effect their wage. Discrimination & racism are two very different things.

- Disney land? As in, people dressed as fictional characters within a fictional land for children’s entertainment?

- What makes you think a white audience were owed a showcase of black people? Paying or not.

I think you’ve missed the point of this article. And educating yourself out of white supremacist thinking.

Why don’t you take your “curiosity and interest and learn something.”

I would get to work on learning about what racism actually is- for a start. Then you can continue to learn about how it’s insidious and woven into every fabric of everything you’ve ever known and is so close you can’t even see it when it’s right infront on your face.

Coming out of your face.

Close your mouth and listen.

Maybe Exberliner feels like it’s becoming “increasingly woke” to you because you’re a dusty person in the slow lane, choosing to ignore what has always been, and continues to be going on around you.

Hannah 55 days ago

Curiosity and an interest in learning

"Why do you have to make the assumption that people do things out of hatred and a need to have power over others, rather than out of curiosity and an interest in learning something?"

Haha yes, I'm sure the pure and innocent motivation of "curiosity" and "interest in learning something" motivated Germany to go and colonise whole countries in Africa, which is what the roots of this human zoo are. This Zoo was nothing more than Germany trying to assert themselves as a world power and a coloniser of people they deemed more primitive. You are kidding yourself if you think this is beneficial to those black people in anyway, regardless of any marginally positive moves they themselves somehow, out of pure determination and grit, managed to make out of this.

I don't see Disneyland buying people off their slaveowners to work off their debt at Disneyland, the comparison is unfortunate and in bad taste.

Veronica 54 days ago

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