I would say it’s wrong since they asked to teach them English, since during those times of colonialism and imperialism—especially that of the slave trade and slavery in Europe and the Americas—people from Africa were forced to abandon their culture traditions, language, and way of life to learn white culture, English as a first language, and be “more white”.
I wouldn’t go to any other country to teach English. Six thousand languages are extinct because of the forced learning of English. I especially wouldn’t go to Africa to teach it, or even accept to go on a visit by an African church group.
Sept. 17 1:10 pm
- POC: That's shameful and disrespecting my culture.
- white person: *makes up POC friend(s) to excuse racism*
I don’t believe the Celts and Vikings eve had matted hair. They had plaited hair and braided hair, as evident in their art and sculpture. There are links in our FAQ if you want to learn more about that.
I doubt any one would purposefully destroy their hair by matting it.
I would dump a bucket of mud on her, TBH. Maybe she’s just missing her home back at the swamp.
Then if I were to get called to the office, I would call her out there in front of whoever’s in charge so they would know, too. I would also bring papers for them to read if they don’t want to listen about how racist and disgusting this honky is.
If you don’t want to do the bucket thing, I would just keep going back and back and back to the principal and won’t let it rest.
White people go to a place their people had and continue to ruin for the white savior complex. Third world countries are third world countries thanks to white people with their colonialism and imperialism. They confine to flock there everyday to keep that savior complex, just as their ancestors who came to “help the savages” or “help the heathens”.
Why can’t white people help out places in their community, state/providence, or country?? Why they gotta fly thousands of miles too look like a disgusting honky??
- JessThere’s also plenty of ways to help people from your very own house. You don’t need to spend several thousands dollars to go to some place in Africa, Asia, or central/South America to help people. That’s neither effective or efficient. You can literally just donate to reputable charities/organizations that do help, help in the long term (not just your one semester or gap year), and like, are actually based in the community you are trying to help. -Joyce