‘The African chambermaid’ and the media

I had said I wasn’t going to write no more pieces like this, no more pieces on the bad Western media and African women. I was wrong.

I had said I wasn’t going to write about the doggish reporting on that powerful wealthy white French guy, you know who, and the “African chambermaid in the posh hotel”, a kind of inversion of Heloise.

But then `reasonable’ people started claiming that the collapse of the case is a justification of the system, a victory for corroboration and justice. People started saying, “The system worked”. Reasonable people started writing that we should be thankful for the criminal justice system we have, well, then it’s time to say something.

So, here’s something.

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