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© Claire Jean Kim, 2017
Claire Jean Kim
University of California, Irvine
Murder and Mattering in Harambe’s House
Vol 3 (2017)
Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
Published: Mar 31, 2017
This article approaches the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. The construction of the “human” in relation to both the “animal” and the “black” is explored.