Can’t we finally accept that some ‘white saviours’ really want to help? | Barbara Ellen

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David Lammy’s attack on Stacey Dooley exposes the troubled relationship between fame and charity

If it’s overdue (and it is) to crash the patronising, self-serving western narrative of the “white saviour” in Africa and elsewhere, then isn’t it also important to ensure that all charitable white-on-black endeavours aren’t automatically dismissed as condescending and offensive?

The latest white saviour row is a rerun of what has become a cyclical, increasingly heated debate, turning on charity and race. Documentary maker and Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley appeared in photographs holding a child in Uganda, for a Comic Relief film.

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