Black History Culture : They should really start trying to feed the Kenyan Children instead of insulting them

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  1. I-khan

    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First they fake what they did in the G8 and now they do this.
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    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya dismissed as "culturally insulting" Tuesday an offer of powdered dog food to feed starving children reportedly made by the founder of a canine biscuit company in New Zealand.

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    "Kenyan kids are not so desperate as to eat dog food," Kenya government spokesman Alfred Mutua told Reuters in response to a front-page story in the east African country's leading daily.

    Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper said Christine Drummond of the Mighty Mix company in New Zealand had offered to send dog food powder to hungry children in western Kenya.

    The information appeared to be coming from a New Zealand newspaper, which said Drummond had been moved to make a donation of 6,000 emergency packs of dog food mixture after the daughter of a friend visited the drought-hit country.

    When mixed with water, the powder would provide sustainable meals, said an article posted on the web site of The Press newspaper, helping to ease a growing problem of food shortages.

    "I made it out of ingredients they (children) are used to eating, so the main bulk product is corn," Drummond was quoted as saying.

    Another representative of Mighty Mix said the food would be distributed through a charity in Kenya, as a "nutritional supplement" rather then dog food, the article said.

    But government spokesman Mutua said it was unacceptable.

    "The offer was very naive and culturally insulting given the meaning of dogs in our culture," he said. "We understand where she was coming from, and we appreciate, but it is culturally unacceptable."

    Being called a dog is one of the worst insults in Africa where people generally do not keep dogs as pets.

    The government says four million people are facing hunger in Kenya due to severe drought. Aid agencies say dozens of people and thousands of livestock have died in recent months.
     
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    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If they want to help,they should offer fresh products and such, not dog food.

    If you think like me,than the fact that they offered dog food to the starving people shoud tell us what they think of them.
     
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    It's Amerixan/European Culture to talk about what they are not going to do.

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    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I only posted this article to show even more than it already has been shown today that the European ruled governments still practice and instituitionalized form of bigotry.
     
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    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Not to necessarily add more flames to an already long burning topic but to only make it known when and were it happens when it is not reported and/or is overlooked when it does happen.For mainstream media to report this is seemingly rare, and should sshow the many people the contempt still held by certain governments against peoples of color.
     
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