Why are black people associated with monkeys?

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What Girls Said 9

  • It came from racism.
    Anyone who says anything is blind to the fact that it's even still used as a racist insult.
    The answer is racism.
    There's a really good link below in another woman's opinion.

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  • I believe humans in general get associated with monkeys. Doesn't matter what color or race you are.

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  • Due to racist stupidity and ignorance. You do realise there's white monkeys too? Shows just how dumb some people are. Then there's Darwin's evolution theory.

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  • Whether racism created a bias so strong it even perverted science or people perverted the science to their own agendas. It seems even science is not immune to that particular disease. I believe this article I found best describes the origin of this awful comparison. theconversation.com/the-ape-insult-a-short-history-of-a-racist-idea-14808

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  • I am not sure maybe because they can! lol

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  • I'm pretty sure it was a term used like the 'N' word.

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  • Racists came up with this to say blacks weren't human

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  • Because racists are usually really backwards.

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  • Well primates have the closest DNA to Homo sapiens l. Evolution is frowned upon. No one really knows. These are just theories. They haven't had the actual evidence. Genetic Biology says that primates and Homo sapiens are very similar and might be our distant relatives Such any other creature. Notice how every species on earth fetuses look they same for the first few months

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    • It has nothing to do with that

    • @Indigocloud primates are associated with Homo sapiens which are humans we have similar Dna. There are a few letters we don't have in are dna that do. I'm just saying primates are called are distant relatives.

What Guys Said 16

  • It came from mentally/deficient white people, desperate to find other human beings to look down upon. In the end, by doing so, they've inadvertently affixed a "Dumber-Than-A-Truckload-Of-Confeferate-Flags" sign to their foreheads.

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  • Probably has to do with apes in Africa and people believing in evolution and that black people were the "original man". Thus being closer associated with apes.

    It's actually a subconscious that many people have. You probably have it yourself. They have done a test on this, and most people associate blacks as being apes as opposed to whites.

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  • It came from racists, they basically tried to dehumanize black people by using fake x rays picture to say they were monkeys because they had "monkey muscles".

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  • It's from racist people rooting all the way back a couple of centuries ago. There was a time where indeed they are looking for 'evidence' that black people are more in common with monkeys than humans to justify their retarded brains. Which of course they never proved.

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  • this won't end poorly...

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  • Because there are racist people out there who've got idiotic beliefs?

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  • Racism

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  • probably africa

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  • Aren't we all 98% ape and that extra 2% make up for that extra intelligence. All are stupid opinions come from that APE LEFT OVER SHIT.

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  • Lol that's hilarious

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  • Because we look more like apes than any other "race".

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  • These topics...

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  • Apes. Not monkeys. *facepalm*

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  • It's the delts.

    Have you seen how easily black guys get delts?

    Bastards.

    (not srs. well its sort of true but not srs answer to question)

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  • no one has yet mentioned they sometimes have pretruding jaws and lips like apes thats why. I've heard racist people say this so...

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    • That's stupid. Black Americans in general are mixed so you get some that have "white features " and some with "black features" if anything all Homo sapiens by evolution come from apes. So racism is just ignorance. I think climate and certain environmental factors play a role in bugs lips. For example in China did you know they had women wear shoes that weren't their actual size because they thought big feet was a problem. not really saying that's why they have small feet but it's an example.

    • @rsstanford well its what people think. dont hate on me for it lol

    • @rsstanford and they also have really dark skin so put the two and two and what we often see on world start hiphop... bam

  • Some bullshit about them acting like apes, probably relating to Africa.

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