I really am sorry that you have reached this far in life, brainwashed by your media believing that Africa looks like the image below.. I really do sympathize with you,
Stop making Africa the poster child for poverty, poverty is everywhere, and if you ever paid attention, you might notice that it’s closer to home than you think!!!
This is actually really stupid. I’m so sick of tumblr saying Africa isn’t a poverty stricken continent. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY??? THERE ARE RICH PEOPLE. But that’s the fucking point!! There are people who live nice lives right next to people who are making less than $400 a month. And don’t say “well not all of Africa is poor”, because well, yes. All of Africa is part of the developing world. South Africa, the most “developed” part of Africa, has horrible income inequality and social problems such as racism and dangerous levels of violence and everyone whose ever been there knows the quality of life is nowhere comparable to our lives in the US, even if you’re poor here or if you’re part of a marginalized minority.
AFRICA PROBABLY ISNT AS BAD AS THE MEDIA DEPICTS IT, but it’s still probably PRETTY BAD.
Also I’ve never been to Africa, but my family comes from a middle-class background in a developing country (Brazil) and I get to see the luxurious lifestyles right next to people living a miserable impoverished life firsthand, and I can tell you Brazil’s poverty is nothing like what it’s like in the US.