A white Australian recently turned 21 and decided to have an “Africa-themed” birthday party. She posted the photos on Facebook, without shame, and then refused to take them down with confronted with how racist they were. And just how racist are they? Well, they play on every tired black and African stereotype you’ve ever heard of.

Buzzfeed’s Heben Nigatu noted that the girl created a (since deleted) Tumblr page in an effort to explain her actions. She starts off by writing, “It was my ‘African themed’ party and it was honestly made that theme because I have always wanted to go to Africa (to teach english) but haven’t made it there yet.” And yes, it gets much worse. Read more

 

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(h/t Buzzfeed via Jezebel)

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