‘Economist’ magazine insults Africans

There is outrage over reports published by the UK-based ‘Economist’ magazine, where Africans are depicted as backward and equal to animals.

A child in Africa. Some people see her as a threat.

A child in Africa. Some people see her as a threat.

Two weeks ago, the ‘Economist’ published a series of Special Reports on Africa’s population. The reports express panic that there will be mass starvation, worsening poverty and civil unrest unless Africa sorts out its population “problem.” However, the authors of the article – specifically David E. Bloom – revealed their true fears over Africa’s population growth.

“… in 1950 there were two Europeans for every African; by 2050, on present trends, there will be two Africans for every European….”

According to critics of Western-driven family planning efforts, the prospects of Africans exceeding the population of Caucasians is the cause for all the concern about Africa’s growing population. David Bloom’s statement of Africans exceeding the number of Europeans by 2050 is clear evidence of a racist agenda.

The article equates African women to donkeys: “Their duties barely advance them above a donkey: childbearing and rearing, working in the fields, fetching water from the crocodile-infested river, sweeping faeces from the straw huts …”

Anyone with a fair understanding of Africa will know that people are proud of caring for their homes. It is true that a grass thatch house cannot be compared with an apartment in London but Africans are proud of what they own.

In a particularly patronistic attitude adopted by Bloom in his article, the ‘Economist’ sarcastically compliments African families that have adopted a modern lifestyle: “An emergent African middle class is taking out mortgages and moving into newly built flats … two children is what they want.”

It is sad that the Economist can let Bloom and his ilk get away with such racist-driven comments, more than 50 years after the official end of racism against Africans. It is even more controversial coming in the year when the first black man became President of the United States, and who still has a large extended family in Africa.

By publishing population control propaganda, the Economist has displayed extreme insensitivity and contempt for Africans. But then, this is not unusual for a magazine that promotes homosexuality as indicators of “liberalism,” “tolerance,” and “diversity.” Thank God Africa does not practice homosexuality at a scale acceptable to The Economist’s publishers.

You can read the controversial article by clicking here >>

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6 Responses

  1. Well who doesnt know the economisty are racial now you know. this is not the first time

  2. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds too now, Thanks.

  3. Racist or not, the article raised very valid FACTS. Statisctically close to 70% of our populations lives in rural areas under very difficult circumstances. The women and children bear the brunt of these hardships.

    I can clearly see the need for family planning. After all, isn’t it the western donors that come to our aid in everyhting from food and water to the self help economic ventures.

    We Africans love to proclaim our pride when it suits as yet we cannot sustain ourselves even at the very basic levels. It is time we walked the talk and instead of screaming hot air used our energies to accomplish something.

    Anyone that lived in Nairobi during the 70’s can recall how the British left us with working systems only for our own folk to come and run all the basic institutions down. Basic infrastructural things that the Egyptians and the Romans built 2000 years ago are still rocket science for our idiot city engineers. I could go on for days… People get over it and accomplish something more than empty talk. As an example, am working on building a man made lake (reservoir) in my rural village to dam rain water for fishing, small scale power genration and flood prevention. Baby steps by each at their level. Lets accomplish something.

    • Firstly lies THESE HONKIES HAVE NEVER BUILT ANYTHING, ITS AFRICANS THAT BUILT THERE LANDS FACT PERIOD LASTLY THE EXTERMINATION OF THE caucasion RACE WILL BE THE GREATEST EVENT TO EVER HAPPEN TO THE WORLD EVEN BETTER THAT THE PLAGUE,A NEW START A NEW HOPE.

  4. I believe everything is to be taken with a pinch of salt. Pick the good stuff and flush the rest.

  5. Great Blog!……There’s always something here to make me laugh…Keep doing what ya do :)

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