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1.
Gratuitous and calculated efforts by Western media, aid agencies, governments and singers to perpetuate Africa as a needy continent, rather than potentially self-sufficient through ethical governance. A generally useful device to fundraise for various causes. Relies on American's woeful geographic and cultural ignorance.
*Bono: "WELL TONIGHT THANK GOD IT'S THEM INSTEAD OF YOU"*

Oprah: Wow, "Feed the World" is so heartwarming!

Mr. Theroux: That song is offensive in that it contributes to the pathetification of Africans.
by Palais Jamais December 11, 2007

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