Summary Of The Mayor Of Maui By Alan Arakawa

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I think that this statement made by Alan Arakawa, the mayor of Maui, is a display of his privilege as a middle class asian politician because of his ability to blatantly insult the beliefs of Native Hawaiians. On the island of Maui, the native Hawaiian community is currently advocating for commercial agricultural corporations to stop diverting water from the streams in the west Maui mountains. They are adamant in their efforts to end water diversions because the diminished river flow has caused a detriment to freshwater and marine life. Another reason for the opposition of the diversions is the Hawaiian cultural belief that the land is sacred and should not be desecrated for human advancement. In his statement, Mayor Alan Arakawa expresses
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