Last week, Ugandan police were called to a hotel in the center of the capital Kampala where an American citizen had assaulted and racially abused hotel employees.
Jimmy Taylor, 69, a self-proclaimed missionary, uttered a barrage of insults at Ugandans working at one of the oldest hotels in the city, the Grand Imperial Hotel. The whole spectacle was captured on video and, thanks to social media, the footage went viral and became a point of debate and conversation beyond Uganda.
This type of entitlement and racism in the white savior community is rampant and under reported. It’s ugly once it’s breaks the politeness veneer. I wouldn’t have had the patience this gentleman had. This is emotional control at its finest. pic.twitter.com/EqvUh9O6mC
— TMS Ruge (@tmsruge) August 18, 2018