That awkward moment when you blurt out the most un-PC thing your mind can come up with during a panel discussion with you a Special Representative from the State Department. Yes, it go tweeted.

As an aside, this was a great discussion that was squeezed into just 15 minutes. So much to talk about on this topic, but it is a great step in the right direction, that members of the African Diaspora are being recognized as critical components to international diplomacy. Not just for Africa, but also globally.

It is going to be up to us to organize in such a way that we are easy to identify and get invited to the table and the microphone.

Overheard at the conference: If you are at the table, you are on the menu.

UPDATE:
I Noticed that the video that should have been shown is the one below. Genius is not only in the first world, but also at the last mile of development. To me these kids need to be given a chance. They’ll do the rest.

Technology in the Village from Project Diaspora on Vimeo.

  1. This is absolutely true “It is going to be up to us to organize in such a way that we are easy to identify and get invited to the table and the microphone.” Do you have suggestions of “such a way?”

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