Urge the Oakland Zoo to Stop the dehumanization of African culture.

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Chukwuebuka Nweke
6 years ago
The Oakland Zoo is wrong for having such an exhibit. It is demeaning to the African American community and compounds upon the existing issues of racism in America. It shows that "Blacks" or "Africans" are wild like animals. If there is no other ethnic groups e.g. vikings, indians, Australian indigenous people, chinese, or other cultures then this so called African Village should not be there.

Remove this immediately.

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Mariah Bender
6 years ago
I'm African and this is ignorant!

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Gladys Njogu
6 years ago
Am african an we did not grow up in the zoo. A zoo is for animals!

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Mariko pegs
6 years ago
Zoo exhibits are to display animals, not people.

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Barbara Wien
6 years ago
I've seen the old photos of Africans on display in zoos. Apalling. Shocking . Where do the insults and assaults on African Americans end? When will we whites ever learn?

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Tamara Alteri
6 years ago
this display, whether or not intentional or consciously created, perpetuates old and harmful racist ideologies that have no place in our society. These subtle dehumanizing messages are completely unacceptable anywhere, but are especially unacceptable in a supposedly educational setting that is frequented by impressionable children. This must go.

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Kristina Casper-Denman
6 years ago
It's important to respect the requests of the members of a cultural community if they feel slighted

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Rufaro Gwarada
6 years ago
Africans - human beings and our material culture have no place in zoos.

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jackson otieno
6 years ago
People don't belong in zoos

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Rebecca Jabbour
6 years ago
Please meet with members of the community to discuss these serious concerns. As an anthropologist and a biologist, I see the value in presenting human cultures and wildlife alongside one another, especially in the context of conservation, but the African Village exhibit may perpetuate harmful stereotypes and echo an ugly history.