Racist?! St. Louis Zoo Removes Halloween Display Of Lynchings
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From The Grio

An exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo called “Boo at the Zoo” was taken down after a patron complained that the exhibit of 10 ghosts with black faces hanging from trees looked like lynchings.

Zoo officials said the ghosts were meant to look faceless – and that a light in their heads –  lit up at night. But during the day, only their black faces were visible, which, officials say, gave the wrong impression.

The complaining patron, however, said “It’s impossible that you could not see that that’s not racist.”

Read more at The Grio.


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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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