If you’ve been following the Internet uproar over the KONY 2012 video, then you’ve probably heard criticisms of Invisible Children’s monetary practices as well as their flawed portrayal of the Ugandan people and the current situation there.
Personally, I think that debating whether or not IC has good intentions is pointless and silly, but these other criticisms express legitimate concerns that should not be ignored. For a critical look at IC and the Kony 2012 movement, check out Grant Oyston’s blog, which is very fair toward both sides and makes some credible arguments.
His main points are these:
- Do your research and know where your money is going before deciding to donate to an organization.
- Spreading the word about Joseph Kony can’t hurt, but be aware that the situation is more nuanced and complex than the KONY 2012 video portrays.