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Why trying to help poor countries might actually hurt them - The Washington Post
"The United States gave aid to Ethiopia for decades under then-President Meles Zenawi Asres, because he opposed Islamic fundamentalism and Ethiopia was so poor. Never mind that Asres was 'one of the most repressive and autocratic dictators in Africa'"
angus_deaton  nobel_prize  economics  aid  charity  poverty  development  princeton  study  professor  government  corruption  health  colonialism  controversy  skepticism  criticism  ana_swanson  2015  2010s  1980s  1970s  africa  zaire  rwanda  ethiopia  somalia  biafra  khmer_rouge  cambodia  thailand  asia  war  humanitarian  the_great_escape  wealth  inequality  dictatorship  power  data  chart  growth 
october 2015 by cluebucket
Big Barda's Black Baby Girl: Justine Questions
"the kicker of this is. She could have lived this stupidly entitled life quietly
That would be privilege
She would have been supported in her privilege even if she made an uncomfortable workspace in a hard to crack industry
That's institutional racism
What got her?
Was her need to be seen being MEAN about it"
2013  2010s  blackamazon  tumblr  writing  IAC  scandal  racism  justine_sacco  charity  bigotry  takedown  nepotism  wealth  privilege  twitter 
december 2013 by cluebucket
The Celebrity in Africa
"Like my father before me, I care deeply about having my picture taken while walking purposefully next to someone African in Africa."
mallory_ortberg  celebrity  africa  satire  interview  travel  charity  superficial  sunglasses  2013  2010s 
september 2013 by cluebucket
The homeless man and the NYPD cop's boots: how a warm tale turns cold | Jonathan Jones | Comment is free |
"It makes poverty look simple and kindness seem a substitute for larger social change. Worst of all, the instant online fame of the image has inspired a backlash that gets nastier by the day."
guardian  jonathan_jones  op-ed  2012  nyc  nypd  lawrence_deprimo  jeffrey_hillman  homeless  poverty  charity  viral  internet  photo  public  attention  response  backlash  social_change  society  2010s  shoe 
december 2012 by cluebucket

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