How Ridiculous Stereotypes Can Be, And Why We Need To Throw Them Out

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What is the first image that comes to your mind when you hear the word “Africa”? A land of poor, uneducated people who lack the basic amenities of life? A place where people have to walk log miles to access education and medical assistance? Isn’t our image of Africa based on the various stereotypes that media has been projecting to us?

This sarcastic video reminds us of how we are hurting the real development of Africa by holding on to some ridiculous stereotypes. Michael is a healthy black child actor who is often called for starring in advertisements for charity organizations.

Just how credible does it look when this well-fed, chubby boy portrays a poor starving kid? This video made by The Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund strives to eradicate the stereotypes attached with Africa and change the way charity organizations depict the continent.

A Humorous Look At A Serious Subject - Showing How Stereotyping Harms The Dignity Of Those We Seek To Help.

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