Got this in my email today:
We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards.The evictions are to begin immediately.
Last year, when word first leaked about this plan, almost one million Avaaz members rallied to our aid. Your attention and the storm it created forced the government to deny the plan, and set them back months. But the President has waited for international attention to die down, and now he’s revived his plan to take our land. We need your help again, urgently.
President Kikwete may not care about us, but he has shown he’ll respond to global media and public pressure — to all of you! We may only have hours. Please stand with us to protect our land, our people and our world’s most majestic animals, and tell everyone before it is too late. This is our last hope:
Our people have lived off the land in Tanzania and Kenya for centuries. Our communities respect our fellow animals and protect and preserve the delicate ecosystem. But the government has for years sought to profit by giving rich princes and kings from the Middle East access to our land to kill. In 2009, when they tried to clear our land to make way for these hunting sprees, we resisted, and hundreds of us were arrested and beaten. Last year, rich princes shot at birds in trees from helicopters. This killing goes against everything in our culture.
Now the government has announced it will clear a huge swath of our land to make way for what it claims will be a wildlife corridor, but many suspect it’s just a ruse to give a foreign hunting corporation and the rich tourists it caters to easier access to shoot at majestic animals. The government claims this new arrangement is some sort of accommodation, but its effect on our people’s way of life will be disastrous. There are thousands of us who could have our lives uprooted, losing our homes, the land on which our animals graze, or both.
President Kikwete knows this deal would be controversial with Tanzania’s tourists - a critical source of national income - and does not want a big PR disaster. If we can urgently generate even more global outrage than we did before, and get the media writing about it, we know it can make him think twice. Stand with us now to call on Kikwete to stop the sell off:
This land grab could spell the end for the Maasai in this part of Tanzania and many of our community have said they would rather die than be forced from their homes. On behalf of our people and the animals who graze in these lands, please stand with us to change the mind of our President.
With hope and determination,
— The Maasai community of Ngorongoro District
- The Endorois people (also in Kenya) were removed from their sacred land in the 1970s under similar circumstances & for similar motives (the establishment of parks for colonial tourists.
PLEASE REBLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD GUYS. Traditional cultures in East Africa have been getting completely trampled on by the government and barely anyone seems to know or care. And this loss of land isn’t just destroying their livelihood but their entire culture. These really are issues that could actually get some backing if people just freakin’ knew about them, so PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!
Recently I was in the shopping mall and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really? Because I have seen similar hairstyles with Caucasian women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.
What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto? Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….
lol at people who think their sufferings and depression is apparently “way worse than what you’re dealing with”
there is never a way worse
everyone has their own suffering - you have no right to say that you have a much worse case in life than them because first of all
1.) you are not them
2.) have you ever been in someone else’s shoes? dont think so. Do you know what they been through? You know what they been through with their words but not their experience.
i always thought about this. its kind of true. i mean just because you’re pretty and have rainbow hair doesnt mean you can’t be a attention whore too. stop calling the other girls “attention whores” when you are “considered” one too.
i mean i see beautiful hipster girls but some of them dress and act the same as the girls that THEY CALL “SLUTS”.
its not nice to call anyone a slut or atttention whore but sometimes being a hypocrite about it is worse.
im not saying not all girls are like this. some.
also its not ONLY hipster girls. This can refer to any other styles or types of girls as well.
well you know what the world and humans beings are basically hypocrites anyway.
want to hear about some other opinions.
come on tumblr. come at me bros
i want some tumblr opinions about this.
I SAY ITS FUNNY
YOU SAY ITS NOT WITH A QUESTION MARK
FUCK YOU IT WAS FUNNY AND WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU
OR DO I NOT KNOW MY OWN FOLLOWERS LOL
and what do you want me to do?
reply back with another reblog, HO YOUR SO RIGHT, ITS NOT FUNNY AT ALL. THE SONG THAT WAS MADE A PARODY WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY.
HOHO LETS ALL BE FRIENDS AND TOTALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAY.
okay so i have this friend… i dont know if i should call him a friend or not since i basically hated his guts from the begining of 7th grade. What happened to your sweetness in 6th grade? You’re a little bitch now.
anyways he basically HATE and LOATHE his fucking race.
Sure, i hate some parts of Korea and have some opinions of them too, but i dont HATE MY FUCKING COUNTRY, HATE THE PEOPLE OF KOREA.
He literally saids he doesnt hang with korean people because all of them are back stabbers, all the guys in korea wear eyelinear and are homosexual, and korean food is disgusting.
okay and he basically said he want to be any other asian except to be born korean. He hates korean songs, he BASICALLY FUCKING HATE EVERYTHING THAT STARTS WITH THE WORD KOREA.
he never been to korea before.
He never been to Korea before.
He never been to korea fucking korea before.
he never been to his own country before.
And yet he saids all these stuff.
where did you get all these information fucker.
^^^^^^^ THESE GIFS EXPRESS ALL MY FEELIGNS.
boop. okay here i go.
In facebook everyone seems like a bitch. In real life, sure everyone to me seems like a complete cunt too, but in facebook its like… MEGA cunt mode.
I just saw this girl post something , and another new post came up, a new indirect facebook post about that other girl’s post, being a bitch about it.
Sure be all smart in facebook about your opinions about life, you’re then becoming more annoying to me.
But in facebook its all about being a smartass. I dont even know.
It just feels like everyone is a two face when it comes to facebook.
Your true face is like hidden in a book online…
i dont even know. I want to like delete every annoying people ( i already deleted like the kids that already has 10000000 friend since they wont know anyways )….
time to do my biology project. i only have a week left. fuck myyyyy butt. anyone. anyone. fuck my butt.