“White” Philanthropy

“White” philanthropy is little more than Eurocentric liberal bribery, supplanting Afrikan collective leadership, ujima, and economic development with external neocolonial agendas, systemic paid employee mouthpieces, and a rhetoric of victimology. Its results are increased dependence, co-opted and corrupted representation, and a loss in collective dignity, initiative, and self-esteem. It is the same be it in the form of “foreign aid,” “welfare payments,” or nonprofit foundations. If you give me money for a community project and I had no project before you gave me the money, I am an employee charged with starting a program for you in the community, not a social entrepreneur representing the community.

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