Year Here
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Year Here

Go home, you’re not saving anybody.

Why you should resist white saviour complex and strive for change in your own backyard.

In the midst of anti-apartheid protests in the late 80s, my primary school ruler was emblazoned with the words “BOYCOTT SOUTH AFRICA”. This bold political statement (to, er, my 6-year-old classmates?!) must have been my older brothers’ influence. I would have had no idea what it meant. I remember the fall of apartheid in 1990: my family crowded round the telly to watch Nelson Mandela get released from prison, borrowing…

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Jack Graham

Jack Graham

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Social Innovation Consultant in Brooklyn. CEO + Founder of Year Here.