In an article for Anthropology News, the publication of the American Anthropological Association, Director of Museum Studies Monique Scott writes about museum representations of Africa and "the present state of popular discourse around Africa and Blackness."
From the article:
Museum representations of Africa and anthropological representations of Black bodies matter, because Black lives matter. As long as Blackness is devalued and naturalized—whether in museums, in popular cultural, or on the streets of our cities, I have to think about where those ideas come from—how museums and anthropology helped construct that idea (these racial hierarchies with Blackness on the bottom) and how museums and anthropology can help deconstruct that idea.
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