Daily Archives: April 27, 2016

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“Barbie Savior” Chronicles the Racial Blind Spots of Voluntourism in Africa

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, in a poignant 2009 TedTalk speech, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” Therein lies the fundamental reason why the satirical “Barbie [White] Savior” Instagram account exists. The…

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