I personally suspect that if it had not been for Rhodes and people like him, Ntokozo Qwabe (the lead SJW disruptor) would still be in a loin cloth, running barefoot after small game with a sharp stick. Imagine if Africa had been left totally alone, say, due to SJW pressure at the time of world colonization. Had that happened, the world would have been unaware that blacks exist, and vice-versa. In reality, blacks cannot rationally complain about having whites discover and colonize Africa because either they must be better off as they are, or they would return to Africa and re-adopt their ancestral feral ways.
In fact, Ntokozo Qwabe accepted money from the Rhodes bequest in order to attend Oxford. His response to accusations of hypocrisy:
He has argued that the money he received represents "tiny fractions" of what Rhodes "looted" from Africa.Oddly, that which was "looted" was of no use to Africans, who were essentially stone age tribes or barely emerging at the time. What Rhodes was after was primarily diamonds and he started and controlled De Beers. He thought that it was obvious that the white civilization was superior to the black "barbarism", and that the presence of whites would benefit not only blacks, but all indigenous but undeveloped people around the world. He proposed that the British continue their colonization for the benefit of both Britain and the indigines, and yet he prevented blacks from voting by limiting their land ownership, a prerequisite to vote. And he is accused, along with others, of land "grabs" and bloody suppression of insurrections.
The charge of "white supremacy" does seem to apply, and yet the modern sense of "racism" does not seem to exactly fit. De Beers has not trafficked in "blood diamonds", and limited their marketing to their own finds in order to prevent their own sale of any blood diamonds which might infiltrate their wares. The biography of Rhodes is interesting and can be subjectively interpreted in several different ways.
Still, if were not for the ingression of whites the indigenous blacks would still be stone age primitives, and the diamonds would still be in the ground without any value whatsoever to the blacks.