Why I don't want to "save" Africa

| March 14, 2009 - 11:05 pm

Tags: Africa, culture, stereotypes

Mistaking Africa: Problem Defined

On a recent trip to South Africa, I experienced some of the misunderstanding that Curtis Keim explains in his book, Mistaking Africa: Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind. As I was giving a walking tour of Zonkizizwe, South Africa (the township I had been living in for three months working at a children’s center) to a visiting group of Michigan State University students, several girls began to take pictures of children standing by the side of the road.

Deconstructing Stereotypes: Why I hate Regis and Kelly as of 10 seconds ago

| March 4, 2009 - 12:58 pm

Tags: comic book fans, regis kelly, stereotypes, watchmen

So I woke up early this morning to finish up some stuff for work.

In the background I was listening to the news and there was a promo for "Regis and Kelly" with them saying that Carla Gugino was going to be on the show.

From A Mistaken Waiter, To President Elect

This literally made me choke up again because I shared this experience more times than I care to remember.

The Power of Language: