The White Savior Industrial Complex

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/

Teju Cole shits over much of white mens interference in Africa

Africa has provided a space onto which white egos can conveniently be projected. It is a liberated space in which the usual rules do not apply: a nobody from America or Europe can go to Africa and become a godlike savior or, at the very least, have his or her emotional needs satisfied.

I can assure him I have no disillusions of being a godlike saviour and my emotional needs are certainly not satisfied.

I protest too much.

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