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Kourtney Barnes Prof. Magu 20 November 2016 World Civilizations Saartjie Baartman Abstract This paper will outline Saartjie Baartman and her effects on our culture. It will also present her life and struggles, and how they line up with today’s society. Introduction The human population is made up of a variety of beings. The complexity of genetic makeups allow no two beings to be exactly alike. Differences can be found in hair color, skin tone, bone structure, and more. One could assume that because there is and has been such a wide range of people that humans would not care to separate themselves into categories of higher and lesser beings, but that is not the case. For centuries upon centuries, there has been a war between the figurative concept of race. Even though race does not have an exact definition, the superior race is essentially made of those who have fairer skin and the inferior race is made of those who have darker skin. The concept of race was only made to put people up against each other, and the superior race would divide et impera (divide and rule) the inferior. 1 This divide has influenced every culture in many ways. One way would be in the standard of beauty and what it is deemed normal 1 Carlson, Grace. The Myth of Racial Superiority . Fourth International Publishing Association. 1944. Print. Barnes 1
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to look like. Africans in particular have been victims of being displayed in human zoos. One example of a human zoo would be the German
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  • White people, Saartjie Baartman

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