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Was this exhibit in China racist? An African visitor weighs in

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An exhibit in a Chinese museum titled “This is Africa” recently stirred controversy due to a series of photos pairing portraits of Africans with images of animals. These photos were taken down on October 11 after visitors accused the series of being racist, although the museum’s curator refuted this accusation.

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