People love to tell lies about Africa because negative portrayals of our Black siblings can be used to excuse discrimination and continued exploitation.
Don’t believe the lies! Here’s the TRUTH about modern Africa.
Lie #1: Africa Is Poor
While there’s poverty in Africa, there is also a lot of wealth. Countries like South Africa and Nigeria are wealthier than some European countries, for example.
Lie #3: Africa Is The Most Corrupt Place
Nearly all “developing” countries have to deal with corruption, but they’re not the only ones - the United States, with its lobbyists, nepotism, and Super PACs, for instance, is also extremely corrupt as well as depraved.
And African corruption is also largely a result of colonialism: European powers install corrupt leaders, who make sure outside hands can continue to rob Africa of its bountiful resources. And many countries have debts from independence that are nearly impossible to pay off without bribery and kickbacks!