Racism against Somali Canadians is a real problem. It is present not only on the right, but the left as well.
The mistake of directing the hardline scorn we reserve for say Madonna and Fox News at small independent filmmakers or young volunteers at NGO’s in Africa.
A film about four African artists in Toronto, challenges stereotypes about Africans in Canada’s media capital.
Players in the board game, “Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa,” are cast in the role of colonists, competing to make the largest imprint on Africa’s “vast wilderness.”
The existence of African billionaires are not positive evidence of “Africa rising,” but testament to the extreme inequality characterizing economic growth on the continent.
Discussions of the “shifting disease burden” fail to recognize that in the West diabetes or heart disease are not “diseases of affluence,” but diseases of poverty.
For Canada’s Conservative Party government Africa has moved from disaster and aid to opportunity. An actual Canadian government said the above.