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In every country, especially African countries, we’ve seen how the government, rules, and regulations let its citizens down. We are in an era where the justice systems are being exposed for being impartial and bias. The only reason Katie Meyler isn’t being reprimanded for this is because she is a great source of income for the country. The only reason she was even able to reach those achievements is because she is a WHITE woman. There are many Liberians and blacks working in non-profits striving for development and change in a liberia, but they meet road blocks and impassable hurdles that would exist if their skin color was white.
We cannot neglect these girl just because Katie has made us believe that she helping so many more.
My personal opinion about the issue is that often times the justice and judicial systems do not work in favor of the victims. We cannot trivialize the abuse of these young girls just because she’s help many more than those that were hurt. Turning a blind eye to abuse just to reach a greater positive doesn’t lessen the evil.
I believe Katie Meyler’s motive was for self glorification as the savior for these girls. It’s shown in her speech patterns and her actions after the arrest of her co-founder. If her motive was pure and genuine she would have been outraged by the abuse of these girls and she wouldn’t have prioritized the reputation of the institution and herself over the well-being of those girls.
The entire board of More Than Me are inexperienced and incompetent professionals, professionals in every area except education, human rights, justice, and security. They have jeopardized the safety of these girls and they need to step down. She’s done all she can for these girls. She is unable to run an institution of this magnitude if a third of her students were being abused by not a mere employee but the co-founder and face of the organization. If she knew she is an accomplice. If she didn’t know then she is incompetent. There’s now way around it. Holding her accountable is making sure she understands the role she played in those girls losing their innocence, self esteem, and lives.
If you have the time, please rest the article in the link I posted at watch the video. It gives all the information for one to decide for themselves if Katie Keyler is a person of interest. I am asking your opinion from having all of the information, not just from the question.
I believe culture is supposed to be ever evolving. The cultures that we know have been diluted and transformed over many years before our grandparents and parents taught them to us. I think as Africans it is our duty to educate others (and ourselves) on the history of African culture and celebrate it as when once knew it and in its modern form. If we are not careful culture can stop us from growing and making the most of this new era of knowlegede because we are desperately holding on to these practices that “define our identity”. If a change in culture threatens your identity then your identity isn’t strong enough to begin with.
It isn’t fair to constantly challenge the western world on their interest in African cultures, except in times of appropriation. Many times it is culture appreciation with a dash of ignorance. A simple conversation would do with maybe some resource to point them in the right direction.