They say a picture (such as the one above) is worth a thousand words. And yet, few things are as well said as 140 characters of Teju Cole. “The world is nothing but a problem to be solved by enthusiasm.”

And hipster white dudes! We must all celebrate the entrenchment of heinous stereotypes because, hey, we didn’t know there were child soldiers in Africa. And not just any country in Africa, by the way, but obviously the conditions are exactly the same throughout the whole dark continent.

Creating a false narrative (and therefore a false consciousness) will create lasting barriers to effective action from other individuals and organizations.

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