Opinion

For our own health, take Afropessimism with a pinch of salt

21 February 2021 - 00:00 By Lindiwe Mazibuko

It has been just over 18 months since the internet was briefly set ablaze by the controversy over a reductive, condescending and paternalistic recruitment advert in the New York Times, which was looking for its next Nairobi bureau chief.

The ad was riddled with pre-judgments about the kinds of stories the successful candidate would be filing - something one would think was borderline unethical for a news organisation...

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