Peace Corps

  • The Peace Corps and White Saviorism

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    "By all means, let’s use the Peace Corps’ 60th anniversary to critique white saviors. Too many Americans still march blindly around the globe, imagining that they can make a difference by their mere presence. But some of the people attacking white saviorism have a savior complex of their own."

  • How the US Government Sold the Peace Corps to the American Public

    by Wendy Melillo

    Given the growing counterculture movement in the early 1960s, the government feared that few young Americans would be motivated to join the Peace Corps by a message that they’d be volunteering to help to fight communism.