The Famous Anonymous

The problem with Western test subjects

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Oct 17, 2018 · 7 min read
Illustration: Ruth Gwily

By John Bohannon

Why are you bringing white people in here?” a man bellowed at us in Swahili. He was referring to me. I was following Monica, a Kenyan research assistant, as she led her team through the maze of dirt paths and metal-roofed huts that made up Kibera, a lawless swath of Nairobi that is Africa’s largest slum.

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