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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The White Savior Industrial Complex
Perhaps some of us have seen the video Kony 2012. It has been seen by at least 100 million viewers worldwide. The video attracted great support from international celebrities. Many African scholars, however, have reacted largely negatively to it. Here's Teju Cole's take on the video. An excerpt.
"If Americans want
to care about Africa, maybe they should consider evaluating American
foreign policy, which they already play a direct role in through
elections, before they impose themselves on Africa itself." ENJOY