“At least 92 monkeypox cases have been recorded in 12 countries across Europe, the US, Canada, and Australia since the World Health Organization (WHO) started receiving reports of infections on May 13.
But in the news media, the face of the outbreak is decidedly Black and African. From Reuters and the BBC, to Sky News and ABC News, international outlets have used (in some cases, decades-old) images of Black people to illustrate their stories and tweets about the spread of monkeypox. African journalists and media watchers haven’t taken kindly to the trend.’
Below is the video of an African youtuber that delves into it and gives a critical analysis. Very interesting to watch:
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