Armut Bekämpfen mit "Blackface" (updated)

sondernuberhauptnicht Fighting poverty and illiteracy in Africa with blackfaced kids. Brilliant! Why I didn't think of that? Right, I know why...

Looking at this as a Barnettian (does it sound like "Martian" or "bar-net-ian"?), this is another example of how elements in the Core don't get the Gap. And like Pink Floyd's lament that you can't eat your pudding if you don't eat your meat, you can't really help if you don't understand who you're helping. (See Brea's posts on Bono and for real fun consider the requirements of counterinsurgency and the requirements of understanding who, what, and why.)

(BTW- if you have any interest in Africa, read Jen Brea)