The association with “mainstream science” is often weaponized as a way of overawing us and persuading us to stop expecting answers to hard questions.
“Science is a wonderful thing, but human zoos, scientific racism, and eugenics were shocking betrayals of science.”
The film tells how thousands of indigenous peoples were put on public display in America in what scholars today call “human zoos.”
The film shows how a number of Christians led opposition to both human zoos and eugenics.
“Most Americans realize we need to learn from the past,” said John West, writer and director of the new documentary Human Zoos. “But we can’t learn from the past if we cover it up.”