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Africa: Myths & Stereotypes

 

Join Alex Primo & Asha Zuri Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 9 pm eastern time, 6 o'clock on the west coast, as we examine the myths, lies, exaggerations and stereotypes about the people and lands of Africa. We will be dissecting everything from the size of the continent, to living conditions, to the fact that all Africans do not look alike. And yes, Africa is a continent and not a country. As a matter of fact, 54 different countries make up the land we now call Africa. Come with us as we take you on a journey to dispel lies and find facts.

 

"It's important to debunk the myths of Africa being this benighted continent civilized only when white people arrived. In fact, Africans had been creators of culture for thousands of years before. These were very intelligent, subtle and sophisticated people, with organized societies and great art."

 

~ Henry Louis Gates

 

"The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery."

 

~ Chinua Achebe

 

"Africa and its people are the most written about and the least understood of all of the world's people. This condition started in the 15th and the 16th centuries with the beginning of the slave trade system. The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people."

 

~ John Henrik Clarke

 

Tune in and let's talk. Call in to speak with your Hosts at (917)889-2830 or just click the link below to listen.

 

Remember, Always Keep It Real & On Point! #One

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