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  •  I have no opinion on either (3+ / 0-)
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    mamamedusa, eglantine, kyril

    I'm just concerned with Uganda. I'm seeing the worst things said online right now. That's all. I'd like to think this was altruistic, but many of the comments are outright racist, dismissive, and invoke the kinds of tropes so commonly invoked about Africa as impossible to fix and a lost cause or a joke.

    I respect you completely. You know that.

    What I have not stated recently, though have stated in the past, is that I have been working on academic research on African Postcolonial politics. That's where I'm coming from.

    I agree that good intentions are meaningless without work. I'm also not a supporter of IC at all. What troubles me is the kind of language I'm seeing online. But if it's from a place of recently acquired concern, fabulous. Still, I'm a little cynical here. I've spent the past (almost) year reading and researching about why Africa is dismissed in the global political arena and how continuous Imperial domination plays out there. I'm not an expert by any measure. But it is currently an area of deep political commitment for me.

    You might want to re-think those ties. - Erin Brockovich

    by mahakali overdrive on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 07:39:39 PM PDT

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