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Less Than Human
Every Person in New York

Animals. Apes. Lice. Rats. Snakes. Dogs. Pigs. Wolves. Cockroaches. Flies. Mosquitos. Mice. Worms. Leeches. Parasites. Maggots. Vermin. Monsters.



Dehumanizing human beings has been a consistent behavior throughout recorded history, from Egyptian to American slavery and in all manner of other atrocities and conflicts.





The Jews in Nazi Germany.




The U.S. Marine Corp on the Japanese, 1945.




Hutus and Tutsis.




The Columbus Dispatch in 2007, depicting Iranians as cockroaches.




Yesterday.




Essential reading: Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others, the 2011 book by David Livingstone Smith.






Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.




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