Posts Tagged ‘World Cup 2010’

“When stories are told about African poverty, race often seems to play a large part. Based in Senegal, Reuters photographer Finbarr O’Reilly (previously acclaimed for his work in DR Congo) traveled to South Africa earlier this year and visited one of a growing number of squatter camps populated mostly by Afrikaners – white South Africans – to document their stories and help show that, despite the fact that impoverished blacks in the region far outnumber whites, poverty is a human issue, not necessarily racial. O’Reilly: “While most white South Africans still enjoy lives of privilege and relative wealth, the number of poor whites has risen steadily over the past 15 years. Researchers now estimate some 450,000 whites, of a total white population of 4.5 million, live below the poverty line and 100,000 are struggling just to survive in places such Coronation Park, a former caravan camp currently home to more than 400 white squatters. Formerly comfortable Afrikaners recently forced to live on the fringes of society see themselves as victims of ‘reverse-apartheid’ that they say puts them at an even greater disadvantage than the millions of poor black South Africans.”

Via: The Big Picture @ Boston.com

Something tells me the game did not go according to plan for Milicic Darko. You could say his honesty is refreshing, or you could say this is the greatest example of being a sore loser ever! Serbia have qualified for the World Cup, which is only a week away now, and let’s hope there are no refereeing mistakes in their games. The press conferences could be interesting to say the least. Also, check out the tongue-in-cheek Xenophobe Guide to hating all 31 US opponents at the World Cup below. It’s safe to say it is written by an American Fan.


LINK: Check out a Xenophobe’s Guide to Hating All 31 USA Opponents at the 2010 World Cup