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Prejudice in Paradise: Hawaii Has a Racism Problem
Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | August 31, 2009 | Larry Keller

Posted on 08/31/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT by kaehurowing

Prejudice in Paradise

Hawaii Has a Racism Problem

By Larry Keller

Celia Padron went on a Hawaiian vacation last year, lured by the prospect of beautiful beaches and friendly people. She, her husband and two teenage daughters enjoyed the black sand beach at Makena State Park on Maui. But a Hawaiian girl accosted her two teenage daughters, saying, "Go back to the mainland" and "Take your white ass off our beaches," says Padron, a pediatric gastroenterologist in New Jersey. When her husband, 68 at the time, stepped between the girls, three young Hawaiian men slammed him against a vehicle, cutting his ear, and choked and punched him, Padron says. Police officers persuaded the Padrons not to press charges, saying it would be expensive for them to return for court appearances and a Hawaiian judge would side with the Hawaiian assailants, the doctor contends.

Professor Haunani-Kay Trask believes Native Hawaiians have every right to feel hostile toward whites. "There is no doubt in my mind [the attack] was racially motivated," she adds.

With no known hate groups and a much-trumpeted spirit of aloha or tolerance, few people outside Hawaii realize the state has a racism issue. One reason: The tourism-dependent state barely acknowledges hate crimes. That makes it hard to know how often racial violence is directed at Caucasians, who comprise about 25% of the ethnically diverse state's 1.3 million residents. Those who identify themselves as Native Hawaiian — most residents are of mixed race — account for nearly 20%.

Hawaii has collected hate crimes data since 2002 (most states began doing so a decade earlier). In the first six years, the state reported only 12 hate crimes, and half of those were in 2006. (All other things being equal, the state would be expected to have more than 800 such crimes annually, given the size of its population, according to a federal government study of hate crimes.) There was anti-white bias in eight of those incidents. But that doesn't begin to reflect the extent of racial rancor directed at non-Native Hawaiians in the Aloha State, especially in schools. For example:

The last day of school has long been unofficially designated "Beat Haole Day," with white students singled out for harassment and violence. (Haole — pronounced how-lee — is slang for a foreigner, usually white, and sometimes is used as a racial slur.)

A non-Native Hawaiian student who challenged the Hawaiian-preference admission policy at a wealthy private school received a $7 million settlement this year.

A 12-year-old white girl new to Hawaii from New York City needed 10 surgical staples to close a gash in her head incurred when she was beaten in 2007 by a Native Hawaiian girl who called her a "fucking haole."

A vocal segment of Native Hawaiians is pushing for independence to end the "prolonged occupation" by the United States and governance by natives.

Demonstrators shouting racial epithets at whites disrupted a statehood celebration in 2006.

Anti-white sentiments such as these have been more than 200 years in the making. The pivotal event occurred when American and European businessmen, backed by U.S. military forces, overthrew Hawaii's monarch in 1893 and placed her under house arrest two years later. The United States annexed the islands as a territory in 1898, and they became a state in 1959.

Little wonder then that as Hawaii prepares to observe the 50th anniversary of becoming the 50th state on Aug. 21, it will a muted celebration, devoid of parades or fireworks.

Classroom Warfare

Tina Mohr has lived in Hawaii for 25 years. She has Native Hawaiian friends. But in the 2003-04 school year, her twin blond-haired daughters, aged 11 at the time, began getting harassed by Native Hawaiian kids at their school on the Big Island. "Our daughters would come home with bruises and cuts," she tells the Intelligence Report.

One of her girls was assaulted twice in the same day. In one scuffle, she had her head slammed into a wall, and her attacker continued to threaten her. Her daughter suffered a dislocated jaw and had headaches for five weeks, Mohr says.

The torment continued in the summer between 5th and 6th grades. Native Hawaiian girls stalked and threatened her daughters and yelled "fucking haole" at them. Midway through the 6th grade, Mohr began to home-school her daughters.

She filed a complaint with the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Education in 2004. It was only recently, on Dec. 31, 2008, that the division finally released its report. The report concluded there was "substantial evidence that students experienced racially and sexually derogatory name-calling on nearly a daily basis on school buses, at school bus stops, in school hallways and other areas of the school" that Mohr's children attended.

The epithets included names such as "f*****g haole," "haole c**t" and "haole whore," according to the report. Students were told "go home" and "you don't belong here." Most of the slurs were directed by "local" or non-white students at Caucasians, especially those who were younger, smaller, light-skinned and blond.

The report also concluded that school officials responded inadequately or not at all when students complained of racial harassment. Students who did complain were retaliated against by their antagonists. "They learned not to report this stuff," Mohr says of her own daughters.

The Hawaii Department of Education settled Mohr's complaint with a lengthy agreement in which educators promised to take various steps to improve the reporting, investigating and eliminating of student harassment in the future. Today, Mohr's daughters are again attending the school where they used to have trouble. They haven't been assaulted, but one was threatened on a school bus earlier this year.

Racial Legacies

The resentment some Native Hawaiians feels toward whites today can be chalked up in part to "ancestral memory," says Jon Matsuoka, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Hawaii. "That trauma is qualitatively different than other ethnic groups in America. It's more akin to American Indians" because Hawaiians had their homeland invaded, were exposed to diseases for which they had no immunity, and had an alien culture forced upon them, he says. Stories about the theft of their lands and culture have been passed down from one generation to the next, Matsuoka adds. (One difference now, of course, is that Native Hawaiians in Hawaii are far more numerous than American Indians are in their own ancestral regions, where the Indians remain politically weak and largely marginalized by the far larger white population.)

Racial violence directed at whites in Hawaii, while deplorable, is minor compared to the larger issues underlying it, Matsuoka says. The Hawaiian spirit of aloha "is pervasive, but you have to earn aloha. You don't necessarily trust outsiders, because outsiders [historically] come and have taken what you have. It's an incredibly giving and warm and generous place, but you have to earn it," he says.

Further fueling the resentment that some Native Hawaiians feel for outsiders are attempts by the latter to usurp entitlement programs given the former to redress previous wrongs. In recent years, non-native residents have used the courts to try and rescind these entitlements on grounds that they are racially discriminatory and violate the U.S. Constitution.

Retired professor and "anti-sovereign" white activist Kenneth Conklin and others prevailed in a lawsuit in 2000 that challenged a requirement that trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs — OHA — be of Native Hawaiian descent. OHA oversees huge tracts of lands that the United States took from Hawaii when it annexed the islands as a territory, and collects revenues from them for programs that benefit Native Hawaiians.

The state government was going to sell 1.2 million acres of these lands to developers for two state-sponsored affordable housing projects when OHA and four Native Hawaiian plaintiffs sued to stop the deal. A state court sided with the government, but the Hawaii Supreme Court reversed in favor of the plaintiffs. This March 31, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Hawaii high court erred and sent the case back for further action.

There also was an unsuccessful legal challenge to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, passed by Congress in 1921. The act allows a Hawaiian agency to make 99-year leases at $1 per year to Native Hawaiians (but not other residents) for authorized uses on lands ceded to the United States when it annexed Hawaii. More than 200,000 acres of land were designated for uses such as homes and ranches.

One of the more protracted legal battles involved a lawsuit filed in 2003 by a non-Native Hawaiian student against the hugely wealthy and influential private Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha operates three campuses for the benefit of children of Hawaiian ancestry. The student's attorneys contended that violates civil rights laws. As the U.S. Supreme Court was about to announce last year whether it would hear the case, Kamehameha paid $7 million to settle it out of court.

'A Hateful Place'

A violent incident with racial overtones in 2007 near Pearl Harbor prompted a good deal of soul searching about race in Hawaii. A Native Hawaiian man and his teenage son brutally pummeled and kicked a Caucasian soldier and his wife near Pearl Harbor after the soldier's SUV struck the other man's parked car. The son shouted "fucking haole" while attacking the soldier. The husband and wife suffered broken noses, facial fractures and concussions. A prosecutor said the assault was a road-rage incident, not a hate crime. But it generated much debate on newspaper websites and blogs about the use of the word haole and whether whites are the targets of racism in Hawaii.

"It is a hateful place to live if you are white," wrote a woman on one Hawaii website's comments section. A Hawaii native who is white wrote, "Racism exists in Hawaii. My whole life I've never really felt welcome here." A sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor added that "this island is the most racist place I have ever been in my life."

Other white residents, however, wrote that they had had no such experiences. And many people maintained that arrogant mainlanders are the most likely to incur natives' wrath. It's their "cultural inability to be humble [that] is a huge contributing factor in a lot of violence against them," one person wrote. "There is a high degree of arrogance and lack of respect that mainlanders exhibit," added another.

A Hawaiian Studies professor at the University of Hawaii, Haunani-Kay Trask, is one of the most caustic critics of whites in the islands. In her 1999 book, From A Native Daughter, Trask wrote: "Just as … all exploited peoples are justified in feeling hostile and resentful toward those who exploit them, so we Hawaiians are justified in such feelings toward the haole. This is the legacy of racism, of colonialism."

In a poem titled, "Racist White Woman," Trask wrote: "I could kick/Your face, puncture/Both eyes./You deserve this kind/Of violence./No more vicious/Tongues, obscene/Lies./Just a knife/Slitting your tight/Little heart."

Trask's opposite number is Conklin, the "anti-sovereignty" white activist who has lived on Oahu for 17 years and says he loves Hawaii's culture, spirituality and history, but is labeled a racist by some of his detractors. He wrote a book entitled Hawaiian Apartheid: Racial Separatism and Ethnic Nationalism in the Aloha State.

"Here in Hawaii, there is no compulsion to speak out on racist attacks. There are all these hate crimes and violent things happening to white people and you don't hear sovereignty activists speaking out against it," says Conklin, who manages a massive website on Hawaiian issues. "The violence has been going on for years and it's always been hush-hush."

State and Race

It's against this backdrop that Hawaii approaches its 50th anniversary of statehood. The non-celebration will consist largely of educational events at various venues. Iolani Palace won't be one of them. Once home to Hawaii's monarchy and where the last monarch was imprisoned after her government was overthrown, the palace is a potent symbol of anti-statehood — and anti-white — sentiment.

Republican state Sen. Sam Slom learned that the hard way. Although Statehood Day is a holiday in Hawaii, there were no celebrations for about 10 years, until he organized one in 2006 at the palace. He and others were confronted by demonstrators shouting racial epithets. Slom, who is Caucasian and has lived in Hawaii since 1960, said the 30 to 40 "hard-core" protesters intimidated a high school band, which left early, as well as some spectators.

The 50-year anniversary events figure to be "soft celebrations" aimed at defusing sovereignty passions, Slom says. "It is a divisive wedge that some people have exploited," he says. "There are people who have made it a racial thing. [But] the vast, overwhelming majority are proud to be United States citizens."

Still, a statehood commission planning commemorative events opted not to re-enact the phone call to the Territorial House of Representatives meeting at Iolani Palace in 1959 informing representatives that Congress had voted in favor of Hawaiian statehood. Commission member Donald Cataluna strongly opposed a reenactment, according to the Honolulu Advertiser, saying he "didn't want any blood to spill."

That won't completely mollify sovereignty activists, Slom predicts. "There will be protests, there's no question about it."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; akakabill; antihaole; haolehate; hawaii; nativeextremists; nativehawaiians; obamafault; obamasfault; prejudice; racism; segregation; separatism; sovereignty
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1 posted on 08/31/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

Cut ‘em off.
Let ‘em see how well they fair without tourism dollars.


2 posted on 08/31/2009 12:50:07 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

How ya going to stop the Japs from vacationing there too?


3 posted on 08/31/2009 12:52:10 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: kaehurowing

“Go back to the mainland” and “Take your white ass off our beaches,”

How cute!

A little progressive child speaking her mind.

She may be President someday.


4 posted on 08/31/2009 12:52:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: kaehurowing

What racism? They only said stuff about white people.


5 posted on 08/31/2009 12:52:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Joe Boucher

When the natives don’t have white people to pick on,
the “japs” will be next, and they can choose to
take it or join the boycott.

From observation, “japs” are pretty racist, as well.


6 posted on 08/31/2009 12:54:08 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: kaehurowing

Too bad Hawaii is one of those states that absolutely forbids concealed carry by the proles. If a few of these racist idiots got their chest cavities ventilated this crap would stop right quick.


7 posted on 08/31/2009 12:54:42 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: kaehurowing
"this island is the most racist place I have ever been in my life."

Guess he never visited the south side of Chicago.

8 posted on 08/31/2009 12:55:17 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kaehurowing
"It's an incredibly giving and warm and generous place, but you have to earn it," he says.

"You white people need to know your place," he says.

9 posted on 08/31/2009 12:55:39 PM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: kaehurowing
"It's an incredibly giving and warm and generous place, but you have to earn it," he says.

"You white people need to know your place," he says.

10 posted on 08/31/2009 12:55:39 PM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: kaehurowing
Violence against whites in Hawaii has a long and storied past. My mother lived there as a youth and reported that it existed even way back then. Reading the subtext of this article, one is led to think that ethnic violence against whites is almost TO BE EXPECTED, as it is the norm.

I am going there in a month (against my will, BTW) and wonder if I can buy a large, cheap knife to wield at would-be attackers, then discard it before getting on the plane to go home.

11 posted on 08/31/2009 12:56:11 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns
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To: MrB
Let ‘em see how well they fair without tourism dollars

It's bad news for Hawaii. Most of their business is tourism.

We got some sarcastic comments while in Maui, no threats or anything. Only once on the Road to Hanna while taking videos of a waterfall.

12 posted on 08/31/2009 12:56:44 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: kaehurowing

Wow. Sounds like there’s always a price for nice weather.


13 posted on 08/31/2009 12:57:15 PM PDT by freespirited (The only thing growing faster than the deficit is Chris Matthews' man crush on Obama -- Tim Pawlenty)
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To: kaehurowing
"...It's an incredibly giving and warm and generous place, but you have to earn it," he says.

Umm... You need to look up the definitions of the words "generous" and "giving", buddy.

Earning something means it was NOT given.

14 posted on 08/31/2009 12:58:16 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: kaehurowing

Great ... the Chinese will own them root, tree and branch before the ink is dry on their secessionist papers.

Idiots.


15 posted on 08/31/2009 12:58:52 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: kaehurowing
I always find that reasoning kinda funny and how its indulged funny as well.

No one gives a rip that Kamehameha conquered the rest of the islands; what about the those chieftains who lost their sovereignty.

16 posted on 08/31/2009 1:00:47 PM PDT by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: kaehurowing

My co-worker friend who grew up as a military brat in Hawaii confirmed this all for me in a conversation several months ago. She said there are certain beaches that Haoles dare not visit if they value their life.


17 posted on 08/31/2009 1:00:55 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Extreme right-winged mob terrorist astroturfing bitter clinging racist birther evilmongering wingnut)
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To: kaehurowing
It is OK to commit hate crimes against whitey - and they better not fight back!
18 posted on 08/31/2009 1:01:24 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: kaehurowing

Isn’t multiculturalism wonderful. It hasn’t made the minorities feel better about themselves, just more angry at whites.

BTW, Since when does the Southern Poverty Law Center care about White people?


19 posted on 08/31/2009 1:01:34 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: kaehurowing

Which is why when I have a hankering to visit the tropics I head for the Bahamas or BVI. Places where the people are actually glad you come and spend your money there. Plus, they speak English.


20 posted on 08/31/2009 1:02:13 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: kaehurowing

Ping!

What a great article! I have NEVER heard of such a thing in Hawaii. Now that I know that’s how they treat white people, I will NEVER go there to visit...though it has long been a dream of mine to do so.


21 posted on 08/31/2009 1:02:47 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: sr4402

I wonder why we don’t just hand them over to the Japanese or any other future power, like the Chinese. Let them experience REAL racism.


22 posted on 08/31/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: kaehurowing

Sure. If they want to seccede, fine. It can set the precedent for the rest of us. :) (Only joking, government monitors, I’m only joking....)


23 posted on 08/31/2009 1:03:05 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: freespirited

Let them leave; we’ll get rid of two left-liberal Democrat senators and two left-liberal Democrat representatives and the nativists end up with no one to provide for their external defense. They’ll end up in the tender mercies of the PRC or some other wonderful exploitive nation.


24 posted on 08/31/2009 1:03:27 PM PDT by laconic
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To: kaehurowing
I grew up in Hawaii, and this is an unfair assessment. Is their racism? Sure. Are Whites targeted? Sure. But so are Blacks, Hispanics, and anyone other than the Asian or Pacific Islander group that one doesn't belong to. The incidents are mainly between high school kids. I could tell you stories. The last day of school has long been unofficially designated "Beat Haole Day," I have never heard of "Beat Haole Day". What's the source? There are thousands of tourist who visit Hawaii every day without incident. I lived there for 5 1/2 years and only experienced one incident, but can tell about two others. My sister and I rode the bus all over Waikiki without fear. Shame on the fear monger. This is the same nonsense that I was given before going to NY. Yet the people were very helpful and kind. Aloha!
25 posted on 08/31/2009 1:03:27 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: I Buried My Guns

A friend of mine has lived there for 25 yrs.........and he’s still Haole.


26 posted on 08/31/2009 1:03:39 PM PDT by conservativemusician (Arm yourself.)
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To: MrB

Very much so.

Might be interesting to see the bias between the three groups as I’m sure exists.


27 posted on 08/31/2009 1:04:15 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: kaehurowing

If it hadn’t been for the immense sacrifice made by hundreds of thousands of those ‘hoales’, these arseh0les would all be speaking Japanese today - and a Japanese government would NOT tolerate their odious bullcrap.


28 posted on 08/31/2009 1:04:31 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: MrB

Have the Navy move back to San Diego. Maybe they’ll like the Chinese as masters.


29 posted on 08/31/2009 1:04:37 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: kaehurowing

For background, Hawaii is the only state in the Union that still has segregated schools. (You have to be Hawaiian to attend Kamehameha Schools, which is the wealthiest school in the United States.) The State government also has an agency which provides money and services just to Native Hawaiians: the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. There are dozens of legal benefits that are only granted to Native Hawaiians. They also can get discounts in many stores by showing a card that indicates they have Native Hawaiian blood. They also get government preference for being provided free longterm leaseholds of public land under the Hawaiian Homelands Act.

Until the practice was struck down a few years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court in Rice v. Cayetano, Hawaii also had racially segregated elections in which only Native Hawaiians could vote and where only Native Hawaiians could hold certain elected offices.


30 posted on 08/31/2009 1:04:55 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Non-Sequitur

Agreed! I love the Bahamas!...Hey Mon!


31 posted on 08/31/2009 1:05:56 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: Niuhuru

That’s nasty.


32 posted on 08/31/2009 1:06:15 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: MrB

When I lived there I had no problems with the Japanese. The racism in high school was that every group had problems with those outside of their group. Very insular. And that wasn’t just the Asians. It was the Pacific Islanders too.


33 posted on 08/31/2009 1:06:38 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: kaehurowing

This is nothing new. I was stationed there for three years at Kaneohe Bay. If you are not a native Hawaiian they don’t want you there, except for your money of course. The pidgin word (their pig latin language of screwed up English) for whites is hawley. I’m surprised they said get your white ass off the beach. I would have thought they would say get your hawley ass off the beach...


34 posted on 08/31/2009 1:07:03 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: kaehurowing
I go there lots. The anti haole bigotry is palpable though not universal. I say if the Hawaiians don’t like it there they can go back to the Marquesas where they came from.

35 posted on 08/31/2009 1:08:09 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Hacklehead

“BTW, Since when does the Southern Poverty Law Center care about White people?”

Exactly, I find it amazing that it’s gotten so bad even the SPLC sits us and takes notice.

In truth, however, Native Hawaiians are basically like the supposed stereotypical racist “Southern Redneck.” Other than the colors being reversed, the behavior is the same. A feeling that all problems are due to the other race, a feeling of entitlement that has been taken away by whites, etc.


36 posted on 08/31/2009 1:08:20 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Joe Boucher; MrB
How ya going to stop the Japs from vacationing there too?

Tell them to go to Cheju, South Korea (which is truly gorgeous), Saipan or Guam instead!

37 posted on 08/31/2009 1:08:54 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/)
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To: Atom Smasher
What a great article! I have NEVER heard of such a thing in Hawaii. Now that I know that’s how they treat white people, I will NEVER go there to visit...though it has long been a dream of mine to do so.

Take that dream to Saipan or Guam instead. Even Cheju South Korea! All those places are just as beautiful as Hawaii, if not more beautiful and they actually are good, warm hearted people grateful for the tourist money!

38 posted on 08/31/2009 1:11:47 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/)
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To: Nachum

Or Japan.


39 posted on 08/31/2009 1:12:28 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: I Buried My Guns

It was certainly present when I was stationed there in the mid 70’s.


40 posted on 08/31/2009 1:12:43 PM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: MrB

They like our milk and honey, but we keep our white&black butts away from their Racist Hawaii.
Molon Labe,


41 posted on 08/31/2009 1:14:21 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Niuhuru

Hand them over to the Japanese? The Japanese already bought them.


42 posted on 08/31/2009 1:14:56 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: kaehurowing

In my time in the USMC that place was one of the least desirable duty stations because of racial bigotry and high costs.


43 posted on 08/31/2009 1:18:41 PM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: kaehurowing

Yeah, let’s give statehood to the third-world island of Puerto Rico as well! Do we palefaces EVER learn?


44 posted on 08/31/2009 1:18:42 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Tamar1973

Yes it is as are many places in South Korea.
But Japanese folks have a problem gong to Korea after their sordid past treatment of the Koreans and I do not understand why but the Japanese have always had a thing for Hawaii.

I lived on the edge of Seoul and worked at Yong Son for a year there and traveled as much as possible and always had a great time and was treated fabulously by the people wherever i went.


45 posted on 08/31/2009 1:20:58 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: Lurker

“Too bad Hawaii is one of those states that absolutely forbids concealed carry by the proles. If a few of these racist idiots got their chest cavities ventilated this crap would stop right quick.”

With all due respect, you do not have the correct picture.

As a “white” who has lived in Hawaii (and the mainland) for years, I can assure you that the only correct way for whites to live there is for whites to “know their place” and avoid certain beaches and areas (I suspect the folks mentioned in the article had ventured to one of the ‘off limits’ beaches....not smart).

The plain truth is that whites are out-numbered.

Furthermore, ‘vigilante justice’ is alive and well in the Islands; even I have lived there long enough that I have the ability to call up a couple of people and ask that they get a couple of Samoan guys and break someone’s legs and I can assure you it would happen, and the police would not even bother to investigate.


46 posted on 08/31/2009 1:22:44 PM PDT by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: nickcarraway

Very true.


47 posted on 08/31/2009 1:22:45 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Atom Smasher

I think I will go to the Azores instead.


48 posted on 08/31/2009 1:23:16 PM PDT by Radl (NO mO)
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To: Radl

Azores are a good choice, although the air fares are very expensive. The most underrated food in the world.


49 posted on 08/31/2009 1:24:05 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: kaehurowing

White people need to fight back hard. Whites are the only race the government does not protect from racism.


50 posted on 08/31/2009 1:24:33 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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