AFRICA is not one monolithic place. There are so many different cultures, languages, and traditions. One of my friends is going over the summer, I asked her what country and she said, “Just Africa”. North Africa? Sub-Saharan Africa? Southern Africa? At least give me a region, please. I hate when people say, “I’m going to visit the tribes in Africa”, again, not only diminishing the variety of cultures/traditions, the word tribe, at least the western understanding of it, can be harmful to an extent. Sort of patronizing I think. And to me, visit, in this sense, seems like you’re giving them the privilege of being on your presence.The size of these “tribes” can vary, and some are as large or larger than the populations of (small-medium) European countries. We don’t say the Tribe of Denmark, we just say Danish People.
don’t get me wrong
I know Detroit is great and there’s more to it than crime. But I hate when people just focus on the good and ignore the bad, allowing the bad to get WORSE. I love this place and will stay for as long as I can but we still need to get our shit together. Crime is currently a big problem and by focusing our attention on the cute indie shops downtown we’re just letting the wound fester.