Posts Tagged "stereotyping"

Africa Needs You!

Africa Needs You!

I was disappointed to find, in a rare moment when I found myself watching live television the other day, this advertising campaign from VSO: Yes, that’s right viewer. *Children in West Africa are dying right now* and the *only way we can save them* is to send *qualified white volunteers* to help. It has to be one of the worst examples of this kind of post-colonial...

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Typhoons and Shootings

Typhoons and Shootings

Last week was a rare occasion for the Philippines, as the country saw massive exposure in news media that would be widely read or watched around the world. Unfortunately, this exposure came as a result of the tragic deaths of 8 foreign nationals at the hands of gunman Rolando Mendoza, whose bus hi-jack and subsequent hostage stand-off was broadcast live to millions of viewers as it unfolded....

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