Friday, January 27, 2017

This Land Is Still Their Land

Mark Zuckerberg backs down:
In an op-ed in the Garden Island newspaper, Zuckerberg said he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have spoken with community leaders about the cultural and historical significance of the land and want to work together on a new approach.

“Upon reflection, I regret that I did not take the time to fully understand the quiet title process and its history before we moved ahead. Now that I understand the issues better, it's clear we made a mistake,” Zuckerberg said.

“The right path is to sit down and discuss how to best move forward. We will continue to speak with community leaders that represent different groups, including native Hawaiians and environmentalists, to find the best path.”

Zuckerberg spurred local and national criticism following the suits, which have been likened to the tactics Hawaii sugar barons used to take land from Native Hawaiians.
Being a wealthy white liberal doesn't always allow you to treat your neighbors like peasants...

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