Friday, May 4, 2012

A Singer May Be Innocent, but Never the Song

This essay is brilliant -- about the "White Savior Industrial Complex" embodied by figures like Nicholas Kristof -- but in a way, novelist Cole's tweets are pithier and more to the point. There are seven in total; two are reposted below:

"The White Savior Industrial Complex is not about justice. It is about having a big emotional experience that validates privilege."

"I deeply respect American sentimentality, the way one respects a wounded hippo. You must keep an eye on it, for you know it is deadly."

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