Dear humanity — the human family as a whole:

If there is really nothing to hide, let’s openly talk about this thing.

Which thing? A centuries-old, unspoken rule which maintains that the extreme poor in the global south, aren’t legit enough to be at the helm of ending extreme poverty, and that this must instead be done for them by the right people, or the most legit people, from the global north.

That rule, honestly, is as disenfranchising as it is colonial.