Oct 07, 2011, 10:48AM

Timothy McSweeney's White Savior Complex

"The Somali Bantus like everyone else possess a beauty and depth that deserved proper characterization. They’re more than their ethnicity; they are human beings, decent people who let a visiting Christian proselytize— as uncomfortable as it probably made them feel—because they felt they owed the nice lady for being affable. But the self-described ‘earnest volunteer’ chose self-aggrandizement over the truth, which is a betrayal of the ethics of journalism, not to mention a betrayal of the people she purports to care about."

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