i keep seeing adverts of starving african babies ..
why does sady doyle hate starving african babies
These pictures make me want to barf… in the good way. The disturbed, electric-skinned, light-headed, border of nausea kind of way. I tried to file these images away and forget them, but they keep slinking their way back into my mind. Into that hard to shake place right behind your eyes where views of car accidents and starving African babies and liposuction operations go. The kind where your conscious mind doesn’t want to be grossed out but the deeper reaches of your brain know that you’ve seen something important, and so you shouldn’t forget it, and so it won’t let you. When you close your eyes, you remember them even more furiously. These are images that challenge you to keep looking at them. In fact, they dare you to turn away…
Send Formula to Starving African Babies
A RECRUITING advertisement for the British army shows a group of combat soldiers rescuing starving African babies. That, however, is an improbable happening: the days when European or American frontline troops intervened in Africa, even for humanitarian purposes, may well be over. The deaths of American soldiers in Somalia in 1993, and the more recent deaths of French soldiers in the Central African Republic, seem to have convinced western governments that Africa is not worth their soldiers' lives. They hope to train an African peacekeeping force instead.
An antidote to all those sad pics of starving African babies you’ve seen over the years that make you want to go find the nearest ledge. Via Negative media images of starving African babies, poor, pregnant women of color, and hordes of dangerous Third World men drive home the message that ‘those people’ outnumber ‘us.’ Fear of overpopulation in the Third World often translates into fear of increasing immigration to the West, and thereby people of color becoming the majority. Harvard professor Samuel Huntington argues that high numbers of Latino immigrants threaten a unified American Anglo-Protestant culture and identity. Anti-immigrant groups tied to white supremacists strategically deploy population fears to appeal to liberal environmentalists. The demonization of immigrants ignores their positive contributions to the U.S. economy as well as the global economic forces that drive many people to migrate.