Friday, September 13, 2013

When Well Meaning Americans Impose Our Reality on Others

The basic outline of this story is that a Anglican Bishop from Southern Malawi was appointed to a position at Dartmouth.  "Knowing" that all Anglican Africans are homophobic, a campaigned was launched to have the appointment overturned. Dartmouth rescinded the appointment.

Rt. Rev. James Tenatenga
But this is a much more nuanced situation as a letter carrying the signatures of notable civil rights activists, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, reveals.

Read the letter here.

The current trend to apply simplistic, good vs bad thinking  to issues, domestic and international, in all points of the political spectrum, makes this a cautionary, and certainly sad, tale.

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