tumblr page counter
Black Girls R Pretty 2
kimberlyjohansson:

thisisnotafrica:

conquer-ed:


There is no African, myself included, who does not appreciate the help of the wider world, but we do question whether aid is genuine or given in the spirit of affirming one’s cultural superiority. My mood is dampened every time I attend a benefit whose host runs through a litany of African disasters before presenting a (usually) wealthy, white person, who often proceeds to list the things he or she has done for the poor, starving Africans. Every time a well-meaning college student speaks of villagers dancing because they were so grateful for her help, I cringe. Every time a Hollywood director shoots a film about Africa that features a Western protagonist, I shake my head — because Africans, real people though we may be, are used as props in the West’s fantasy of itself. And not only do such depictions tend to ignore the West’s prominent role in creating many of the unfortunate situations on the continent, they also ignore the incredible work Africans have done and continue to do to fix those problems.
- Uzodinma Iweala, “Stop Trying to ‘Save’ Africa”

I agree with all of this.
But based on what I’ve seen from her interviews, I’m sure Angelina Jolie is a humanitarian to be courteous, not for shallow redemption. ^^

being a humanitarian does not diminish  a person’s white and/or western status …

why is her being white such a problem?

i believe she’s sincere…
Reblogged from: productofsweden
Source: carried-away
08.07.12
14,247 notes

kimberlyjohansson:

thisisnotafrica:

conquer-ed:

There is no African, myself included, who does not appreciate the help of the wider world, but we do question whether aid is genuine or given in the spirit of affirming one’s cultural superiority. My mood is dampened every time I attend a benefit whose host runs through a litany of African disasters before presenting a (usually) wealthy, white person, who often proceeds to list the things he or she has done for the poor, starving Africans. Every time a well-meaning college student speaks of villagers dancing because they were so grateful for her help, I cringe. Every time a Hollywood director shoots a film about Africa that features a Western protagonist, I shake my head — because Africans, real people though we may be, are used as props in the West’s fantasy of itself. And not only do such depictions tend to ignore the West’s prominent role in creating many of the unfortunate situations on the continent, they also ignore the incredible work Africans have done and continue to do to fix those problems.

- Uzodinma Iweala, “Stop Trying to ‘Save’ Africa”

I agree with all of this.

But based on what I’ve seen from her interviews, I’m sure Angelina Jolie is a humanitarian to be courteous, not for shallow redemption. ^^

being a humanitarian does not diminish  a person’s white and/or western status …

why is her being white such a problem?

i believe she’s sincere…

  1. sethsanderson reblogged this from america-wakiewakie
  2. tyvmbasedgod reblogged this from missmegami
  3. borntoexist reblogged this from aravenhairedmaiden
  4. pippinling reblogged this from missmegami
  5. aravenhairedmaiden reblogged this from missmegami and added:
    Colonialism ruined Africa so I remain unimpressed with white missionaries.
  6. missmegami reblogged this from cmtothemc
  7. lunarvulva reblogged this from howtobeterrell
  8. point-of-origin reblogged this from treehuggingurbanist and added:
    read the full article. it’s worth it.
  9. michiruskaioh reblogged this from moshimoshimama
  10. myblacksolace reblogged this from carried-away
  11. ssmario reblogged this from blackandafrican
  12. blackandafrican reblogged this from darktr00per and added:
    Stop.
  13. darktr00per reblogged this from myuntamedmind
  14. spacecurlz reblogged this from thephrygiancap
  15. isuhme reblogged this from queenofthegays
  16. nothingmorebutnothingless reblogged this from politicalpersian
  17. queenofthegays reblogged this from lostinyourdoubt
  18. lostinyourdoubt reblogged this from america-wakiewakie
  19. faroroh reblogged this from treehuggingurbanist
  20. treehuggingurbanist reblogged this from earthmoonlotus
  21. ojigbe reblogged this from reallivewired
  22. reallivewired reblogged this from leaderoftherevolution
  23. joycejamie reblogged this from bebebirb
  24. altera-parte reblogged this from sabagarst