How do we feel about this campaign, by Keep A Child Alive, to encourage people to donate money to Africa on the basis that we are all African? (Apparently we only care about ourselves, so if we suggest that Africa is ourselves, then we’ll donate?)
Do Americans, many of whom are white people with privilege based in race, class, and nation, get to claim Africa as theirs? Do white people now get to have blackness too? Is this insulting? Some people think so. Here is a larger version of the poster with Gwyneth Paltrow (scroll down for a response):
I borrowed this image from Blackademic.
NEW! Julie C. noticed that the Canadian Centre for Diversity put out a similar campaign. There’s something very interesting about it, but I’m having a hard time putting it into words. Click here to watch the short commercial. What do y’all think of it?
Kasai — March 29, 2008
Way to miss the point- The illustration here is that we are all part of one big world, and we should care for each other as we would ourselves. Why must people find sexism and racism in EVERYTHING?
Anonymous — March 30, 2008
What kasai said. Stop f-cking over-interpreting everything. It is like you HAVE to find something to pick on.
Cassie — December 1, 2009
Absolute bullshit to the comments above. Whenever people speak out against racism and misogyny they are labeled angry, crazy, stupid and delusional. Whatever mindf-cks like both of you says sounds to me like : "OMG, HOW DARE YOU CALL ME OUT ON MY WHITE, MALE PRIVILEGE! You are crazy, angry! Get back in your place, b!tches!" Well guess what people won't stop pointing out injustice no matter what you label us, so kiss my black female ass.
alex — April 25, 2010
humanity originated in Africa. And white people have only existed for like the last 30.000 years or so. For those who didnøt know. So even if there is no cultural connection or skin colour relation, all people in the world actually have their true origin in africa
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