Thursday, September 29, 2011

Zimbabwean girl on MTV's Real World

How did I miss this?

There is a Zimbabwean girl  named Alexandra on the MTV's Real World: San Diego. First of all, I am surprised that this show is still on the air. How many years has it been on? Anyway I digress back to Alexandra.

Her bio below says:

Raised in a village in Zimbabwe with no electricity or running water, Alexandra is, without a doubt, the most accomplished person to ever appear on "The Real World." She was the first woman of color and the youngest person ever to compete on the Zimbabwean National Gymnastics Team. After witnessing many of her childhood classmates contract HIV from vaccinations using dirty needles, she started the Kijana Project, a charity that supports AIDS orphans.

The one questions I have :
But why must she come from a village in Zimbabwe that has no electricity and running water?  Can we change this misconception of Africa please? Yes some people live in poverty but MTV I'mma need you to stop perpuating the stereotypes.

The show premiered yesterday Sept 28. Did you tune in?

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