oThis was possible through media-police collaboration.
•The writer thinks that this act has made the african otherness more prominent. and
prooves it through three topics: homogenization, identity, and globalization.
•Africa: homogenization: author says that police did what they did cuz black bodies come
from black africa, de investigation was the reduction of difference to uniformity.
oThe stuff about Nelson mandela being africa's spokesman, cuz o really said that
Mandela was one of the most influential men in africa, portrays a wrong image.
he also said that it's not possible to get news about the outside world in africa, this
•Globalization: a messed up "them" affects a very good " us " .
•He also said that we're in south africa cuz this is the place we have experts on this stuff
and can learn about this culture, he portrayed the idea that all africans shared the same
culture basically, for homogenization, the imagery produced shows that geographic,
cultural, and social differences don't matter.
•Identity: the british, europe, white people were on one side, and the blacks, africans,
killers were on the other. Africa and africans were tarred as irrational and superstitious
oMedia made fun of them by mocking their rituals. "we" reps good, rational, smart
people, " they" rep. dumb, superstitious, weird
•The killings in africa are as rare as satanic child abuse in Britain but police and media
collaboration pretends that its a super common thing in africa. it makes people
think that africa is so ful of shit that it's now overflowing into britain and other places.
oPeople go like thank god it's been bought to our attention, cuz the awesomeness of
our country can fix the lameness of other countries. Basically portrayed africa as
the dark evil continent.
•Muti: a ritual sacrifice where parents give up their kids.
•Anthropologists called in to the investigators and said they didn't think it was good
enough evidence to say it was all african, but they were all ignored. it created a heart of
darkness image for africa.