Greg Mills: "The New Imperialists"

Greg Mills sees Paris Hilton and “white, generally loud” humanitarians in “a shabby-chic uniform of T-shirt, jeans and sandals” heading to Africa and decries them as “the new imperialists“:

It perpetuates perceptions of helplessness and a victim mentality. At a time when many have realized that African development depends on Africans determining their own policies and making those choices, such actions transfer power and emphasis away from the continent’s decision-makers.

[HT: Tom Palmer]