Yes, very much. Now I've been moving around for 5 months my eyes are very much open to the reality.
People also thought I would be murdered on day 1, when in fact I have met many, many kind kind friendly people who have welcomed me into their home.
The culture of the West really does teach it's pupils they are the best, and everyone else is crap. The Media further enhances this idea.
I loved when I met a guy in a rural, poor part of Gambia - he said "Oh yeah, my brother lives in Australia. I was there for a few years. I came back here, I like it more".
Africa is not the hell-hole people think it is.