I wonder, today, if those born in Hawaii...have the word "American" put on their birth certificates where race is designated? After all, they are now Americans. Or do they use "Hawaiian?" Or "Native Hawaiian?" Or "Hawaiian-American?? Or what - to describe the race??? Because if their race is not Hawaiian, actually, and their parents were from, say Japan, then their race would be "Oriental," and if they are white, their race is "Caucasian." I know they used to use the term "Pacific Islanders," for the native population, but now that Hawaii is a state, what is used? It would be interesting to find out, I am sure another FReeper can tell us.
Pacific Islander is still used for native Hawaiians.