white saviour complex

How Equipped is Equipped Enough?

by Amy Medina on October 31, 2019

I recently read an article about a young woman who moved to Uganda at 19 and started a center for malnourished children. This ministry grew over the course of ten years. Some of those children died, and she is now being sued for deceiving parents into thinking she was a trained doctor running a medical […]

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The Not-So-White Saviour Complex

by Editor on November 20, 2018

by Sajidah Hirkento When I first heard about the white saviour complex as a junior in high school, I was entertained, relieved, and pleasantly satisfied that they [sociologists/anthropologists/whoever articulated these things] had finally come up with a diagnosis for the disease whose effects I had observed and lived in east Africa. Finally, instead of endless and […]

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