2 minutes read June 16, 2014 Why is the Wall St Journal trash-talking Ghana already? Go #BlackStars! It’s World Cup time, bring on the articles full of historical stereotypes and racial codes disguised as insightful sports commentary. For the past two World Cups, the USA team has….. Read More 3 minutes read February 6, 2014 “Happy Africans” It’s unclear how big the Gun Owners of America are (the NRA predominates in the numbers and in terms of influence), but it’s important enough that the organization’s lobbyists write….. Read More 1 minute read February 26, 2013 Challenging stereotypes about Africans in Toronto In Between Stories is a short 2012 documentary directed by Roda Siad. Originally Siad’s Master’s thesis in Media Production at Ryerson University, the film offers a portrait of four young….. Read More 5 minutes read February 25, 2013 The line between caricaturing and relying on racist tropes in cartoonist Zapiro’s recent work Ah, greasy, beak-nosed men with unsavoury, five-o-clock shadows darkening swarthy jawlines, proffering gifts and currying favours. Good to see that the illustrious history that connects the stereotyping of Jewish people….. Read More 15 minutes read November 26, 2012 Africa for Norway: The Interview A little over a week ago we covered the release of Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway, the online faux development campaign calling on Africans to donate radiators to Norway. Since Radi-Aid’s….. Read More 10 minutes read October 31, 2012 Only decent white people know how to insult in the Netherlands The most talked about film in the Netherlands now is the comedy Alleen Maar Nette Mensen (“Only Decent People”), which, to be blunt, may shape Dutch views of its black….. Read More 11 minutes read April 30, 2012 The geo-branding war Geo-branding is a serious thing. It is particularly serious when people from other geographic areas decide to brand your geographical area and the people in it, the way they see….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.