Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Evil Whites Dissected Negroes for Science and Stuff!

As we approach Halloween and our thoughts turn to the morbid (and racist) here at CDN, we must find rich, sweet, and flavorful delights for our morbidly racist palate. Tonight's treat is this an article about nineteenth century human-dissections that prominently featured everyone's favorite disposable animal test-subjects, American sub-apes. Quoting:

The book Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 by John Harley Warner and James M. Edmonson contains photos taken of and by American medical students with "their" bodies, including joke photos and even a Christmas card (see some photos from this book below), and a review from Publishers Weekly notes that the majority of the deceased were black Americans.1 In fact, the black American community has long had so-called myths about the use of black bodies in medical experimentation and dissection, stories of "Night Doctors" or "Night Riders" who would rob the bodies from black cemeteries or even kidnap and kill black men and women in order to use their bodies for dissection in medical schools. Two hospitals with terrifying reputations in the black community are John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, where it was believed that any black people in the vicinity at nightfall were considered fair game for murder and medical use.

Ah for the good old days, when we would get dressed up in our finest suits prior to butchering a Negro in the name of science. I remember it like it was 116 years ago today. Pardon me while I have a strange interlude...

Say, Codsworth?

Yes, Arlott?

What say you to spending the evening at university dissecting a Negro?

Why Arlott, that's a bully idea! But have you a Negro upon which to practice?

In fact yes sir, I do. I shot one this morning while he attempted to purloin Mr. Bantam's phonograph.

That's odd, Mr. Arlott. I did not know Mr. Bantam owned a phonograph.

My good Mr. Codsworth, he did not. I stole that phonograph from said Negro, shot him dead, and gave the phonograph to Mr. Bantam because it amused me to do so.

And you were quite right to do so, Mr. Arlott.

Quite right indeed, Mr. Codsworth.

2 comments:

  1. when blacks do it its for food

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  2. The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRuSS0iiFyo

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