‘I Studied Abroad in Africa!’: Fair or Unfair?

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  09.20.10 | 5:06 PM ET

Students who have ventured to Africa are getting called out on the Tumblr I Studied Abroad in Africa! for “wearing your ‘traditional’ African clothes, eating ‘weird’ foods and taking as many photos of black children as possible.” Fair or unfair? (Via urlesque)

5 Comments for ‘I Studied Abroad in Africa!’: Fair or Unfair?

Grizzly Bear Mom 09.20.10 | 5:40 PM ET

Racism is ugly, no matter who it is directed from or toward; unless of course the captioned knows everything single one of those photographed personally, as well as their thoughts and motivations.  I expect better than this from the travel channel.

Mary R 09.20.10 | 7:14 PM ET

Yikes! Is it fair or not? Seriously?

Let’s find pictures of white people we don’t know, judge them, and make a blog about it in the name of some social statement about race and wealth.

That site is just ugly negativity.

cheap flights to harare 09.21.10 | 2:17 AM ET

It is rights for every where should he like to study but there are some issues of racism in some countries in Africa which is not a good sign for human rights. In south Africa there are some reports of reports but not a big issue in South Africa. book cheap flights to harare if you want to explore the beauties of the Africa.

C Mac 09.24.10 | 2:34 PM ET

What an unbelievably snarky blog! This style of focused bullying seems to be an increasingly popular internet format, unfortunately.

sara nga'nga 10.25.10 | 4:26 PM ET

love it!!

as a kenyan i thank this person for calling out all those white ppl who go to africa to “find themselves” or “do their moral duty.”

granted its prob not fair but neither is colonization, imperialism or neocolonization.

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