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CONGO: WHEN PYGMIES COME TO TOWN: FORCED OUT OF RAIN FOREST, MINORITY MAKING STRIDES


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Cal
- 582 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Pygmies have been increasingly forced out of the forest and into towns and villages. The arrival of the minority in more populated areas has provoked discrimination and prejudice, though attitudes are beginning to change for the better.



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Diane B. (275)
Tuesday September 11, 2012, 7:32 pm
didn't know much about the Pygmies only that they exisist. Thanks Cal for postnb about them
 

John S. (294)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 4:09 am
Interesting article, thanks.
 

Stephen Brian (24)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 8:56 am
I'm glad to see it. Thanks! :)
 

Gysele van Santen (200)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 10:15 am
very interesting Cal. my adoptive mom is from Congo, i will share w/her, thnx.
 

Huber F. (4)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 11:42 am
ow
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 12:49 pm
I wish them luck in their new environment. People can adapt if they must and I'm glad to hear they are being accepted.
 

Yvonne Taylor (41)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 1:12 pm
This whole article makes me mad. Is it just me, or do you think maybe they should have let the Pygmies stay on their lands when they took them away for National Forests? This seems ALL so wrong in many ways.
Also, read the book Congo Kitabu, a true story and has a lot in it of the Pygmies before they were ousted from their land. Also a very good read :)
 

Susanne R. (248)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 1:45 pm
Something has to be done to keep the NGOs from profiting at the Pygmies' expense. They've proven themselves to be intelligent and hard-working people who would like to be treated with dignity. Who is there to represent them?
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday September 12, 2012, 8:01 pm
Noted !
 

Mattabar Retail (0)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 5:34 am
should be left to thei rown devices, they belong in nature not a concrete jungle
 

Klaus Peters (8)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 8:58 am
The Chinese maggots are back, I just flagged the free Yuua N. advertisement as inappropriate and do this every time I see this type of add.
China is infringing on International Patents and has no respect for anything, wether it is the Eco-System, human rights etc.
 

pam w. (187)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 9:15 am
I'm so sorry for them! Yet another human culture lost....along with all the species in that forest environment, of course.
 

Klaus Peters (8)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 11:27 am
Success, thank you, the Care2 moderator did his/her job, the free Yuua N. advertisement has disappeared.
Glad to help you BMutiny, I see your protests everywhere and try to support you, well done.
 

Muriel Servaege (37)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 1:14 pm
Interesting. I really feel sorry for the pygmies.
 

John D. (45)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 1:32 pm
What is it about the human condition that we discriminate anything different then the so called "norm"...??
 

Elizabeth M. (62)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 2:15 pm
Noted and very nteresting article read! Thank You for posting this information Cal.
I wish the pygmies' would be treated with respect and dignity. It is so sad that they have been forced into cities, when their way of life has always been in the forests. It gets to me that man and govt's can be so cruel.
 

Helle H. (21)
Thursday September 13, 2012, 3:38 pm
It's good hearing they are doing good in the cities, but they should have been left in peace in their normal environment. Why are we so eager to get minorities integrated instead of leaving them come to us if and when they want to,.
 
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