owenblacker + geo:africa + via:medium   1

Looking Past Our Racist Assumptions To See Africa
That nobody publishes stories which reveal that most of Africa isn’t at war, that many countries are working democracies, and people are developing their own sectors in every industry that you can think of, that sometimes you can even drink the water right out of the tap, has been cried far and wide. But blame for this is usually laid at the media’s feet. I’m not going to for a moment claim we are innocent, we write all those crappy articles about Africa-as-smoking-crater. But I do want to share some blame with you, dear readers. ¶ If it’s not Ebola or Boko Haram, if there’s no one getting shot or starved to death, if photogenically miserable little black children aren’t staring piercingly into your soul while obviously dying, you people never click the fucking link.
geo:Africa  by:QuinnNorton  from:TheMessage  from:Medium  via:Medium  journalism  race 
august 2015 by owenblacker

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