sighs overhears some white academic
January 29, 2013
overhears some white academic enthusiastically talking about some book
digitizing project for ‘developing countries’ who can afford to build
libraries but might have computers/tablets/phones/etc. sure.
but. wait. did you even stop to think about whether or not these
‘developing countries’ actually need more english language resources?
why would they? why do you think this is important?
why not work to make better accessible resources in the local language?
(because that would be harder and require actually working with
communities instead of swooping in like a white saviour offering
something that no one probably wants?)