Amnesty International accused of white-black supremacism

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Amnesty International has been accused of white-black supremacism after demanding that the President of Malawi “condemn [the attacks on albinos] and protect those at risk.”

According to Yusra Khogali, the co-founder of the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter, the statement released by Amnesty International is white-black supremacist because it perpetuates the harmful stereotype that the lives and body parts of white-black people are inherently more valuable than those of black-black people.

“The UN claims that in the past 18 months there have been 65 recorded cases of attacks on white-black people. But what about the thousands of black-black people who are murdered every single year? Given that the supposed plight of white-black people so obviously pales by comparison, why does it continue to take precedence over the actual plight of black-black people? The truth is, Amnesty International doesn’t care about black-black bodies. In fact, if albinos were black, no one would bat a lash.”

“Racism is prejudice plus magical powers minus melanin. So as far as I’m concerned, white-black people aren’t the oppressed, they’re the oppressors – and they need to start checking their white-black privilege,” she said.

“If this so-called ‘crisis’ proves anything, it’s that 75 years of British occupation has socialised the black-black people of Malawi to prize white-blackness over black-blackness. What Amnesty International and others fail to realise is that the real problem afflicting the nation of Malawi and its people isn’t the ‘ritual killing’ of white-black people – the real problem is internalised leukophilia.”

Though Khogali’s assertions may seem nonsensical at first blush, a recent recreation of the famous “Clark doll experiment” has conclusively shown that Malawian children as young as six years of age may harbour implicit racial biases.

Using the same methodology as the Clarks, a team of Malawian developmental psychologists presented each black-black participant with both a white-black doll and a black-black doll, before asking them a series of questions.

Surprisingly, when the test subjects were asked to identify which doll possessed greater apotropaic properties, which doll would be worth more on the black market, and which doll they would rather play witch-doctor with, the vast majority of them pointed to the white-black doll rather than the black-black one.

Needless to say.

“While I’m not sure I’d go so far as to suggest that Amnesty International is guilty of white-black supremacism, the position the humanitarian organisation has taken on this particular issue is undeniably ethnocentric,” said esteemed anthropologist Scott Atran.

“Just because we in the West are inclined to find the murder of children and the harvesting of their organs distasteful, that doesn’t mean we are – or could ever be – justified in trying to impose our values on the people of Malawi.”

“You can’t get an ‘ought’ from an ‘is’, so when it comes to culture, who’s to say what’s right or wrong? The butchering of albinos is a long and proud tradition of the Malawi people, so not only do we have to accept it, but we have respect it, too.”


Editor’s note: The Hoc Post reached out to Amnesty International for comment, but unfortunately the only response we received was the following automated reply:

Out of office: KKK rally.

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