Oh Oprah

I try to steer clear of serious analysis of the return to colonial fantasy between celebrities and African children, so I am not going to say anything more about the Oprah school trial accept: read more here.

Also, last time I included Oprah in the colonial fantasy metaphor some people took exception because she is black. So I will refer you again to one of my favorite deconstructions of the internalization of negative blackness and paternalism (maternalism) toward Africa in the black bourgeois community in Strobel and Chadhuri’s Western Women and Imperialism. (Unfortunately, I am still running amuck on the West Coast and cannot check my book for the article title. But you know you want to buy the whole book anyway.)

—–

images
  • unattributed AP Photo
  • AP Photo. photographer Jerome Delay

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s