Update 4/13/10: see Aid Watch post above
From ICTWorks.org post:
Sachs has a new video out about ending global poverty, and I find it very disturbing…..Sachs (and all the white people) sitting in very nice, even posh settings, but black people are filmed from a car in poverty settings. Does that mean we can take time and get face-to-face with whites, but best to stay in the car and drive by black people quickly?
Speaking of animals, what’s up with the cameos of wild animals? Are they counted in global poverty numbers? Or does Sachs feel all of Africa is zebras and giraffes?
While his narration is palatable, I am really disappointed in the video work – too many stereotypes he should know better than to promote.
The video is on the blog site.
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