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Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make them a better stove instead.)

It started as early as colonialism (perhaps even before that), one people group believe they are better than another and so, in some way or another they gain more and more control over the 'lesser'people group, enforcing their ideas on them. Often this is justified by saying "they are uncultured or uncivilised" when thy are merely different. We need to learn to accept other's cultures and not try to change them just so that they fit into our 'norms'. We will be able to much more good when we accept other for who they are and work within those boundaries.

On a side note we must not let cultural practices, ideas or ideals over-rule human rights. The violation of human rights are often justifies because "it is a part of my culture". Although culture is extremely important and we must not over look it we must still keep everything in perspective.

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Comment by Jeffery D Brock on March 11, 2010 at 5:21pm
Your last paragraph is a great point.
I just finished reading "Dead Aid" by Dambisa Moyo, and it she suggests that China globalizing Africa is a good thing for Africa. I have my doubts, but mostly on the human rights side, as well as the environmental side. China has it's own history with human rights issues, and I think that thier use of Africa to support thier billion plus population will be accompanied by serious short comings.
Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 11, 2010 at 5:40pm
Sometimes the move th change someone else's culture is seen as "for thier own good". Off course this depends on one's defination of GOOD.
Comment by Rahul Dewanjee on March 16, 2010 at 10:30am
Hi Amy:) Great to see that you wish to support the ethos of diversity and make innovation draw its strength from diverse (fresh) perspectives....this is a great vision I reckon...you receive a +1 for VISION. Cheers!
Comment by Nate B on March 18, 2010 at 5:16pm
We need to be friends / get collaborating!


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