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  • Prejudice in Paradise: Hawaii Has a Racism Problem

    08/31/2009 12:47:55 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 134 replies · 6,752+ views
    Southern Poverty Law Center ^ | August 31, 2009 | Larry Keller
    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...
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commission Opposes Bill To Establish New Racial Government in Hawaii [My Title]

    08/28/2009 5:30:39 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 4 replies · 243+ views
    U.S. Civil Rights Commission ^ | August 28, 2009 | U.S. Civil Rights Commission
    [Today, a letter was sent to Congressional leaders by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, opposing the establishment of a new race-based government in Hawaii.] Dear Distinguished Members of Congress: Three years ago, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued a report opposing the passage of the proposed Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. Although that report focused on an earlier version of the proposed legislation, that earlier version was substantially similar to S. 1011. Specifically, the report stated: “The Commission recommends against passage of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act ... or any other legislation that would discriminate on the basis...
  • Hawaiian group demands restoration of the monarchy

    06/19/2008 7:10:37 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 41 replies · 114+ views
    <p>HONOLULU (AP) — Surrounded by royal guards and the occasional tourist, Her Majesty Mahealani Kahau and her government ministers hold court every day in a tent outside the palace of Hawaii's last monarch, passing laws and discussing how to secure reparations for the Native Hawaiian people.</p>
  • Pluribus Sine Unum Will the Senate impose race-based government on Hawaii?

    06/05/2006 5:35:47 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6-5-06 | JOHN FUND
    America's motto is "E pluribus unum," Latin for "Out of many, one." Some U.S. senators seem to be reading it backward. This week the Senate will consider legislation that would create an independent, race-based government for Native Hawaiians. If the bill becomes law, it would create a racial spoils system that would hand special privileges to up to one-fifth of the state's population--including many with only a trace of Hawaiian blood. It could inspire mainland groups such as Hispanic separatists to seek similar spoils, should they ever gain enough political leverage.
  • The Akaka State?

    06/02/2006 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 1,078+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2, 2006 | Wall Street Journal
    The last time we wrote about the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, in July 2005, we called it secessionist, unconstitutional and un-American. And that was being kind. Our view of the bill -- which, like Freddy Krueger, refuses to die -- hasn't changed. But now that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has promised to bring it to a cloture vote in the coming days, it's worth reminding readers what this ugly drama from the beautiful state is all about. The Reorganization Act -- better known as the Akaka Bill, after its U.S. Senate sponsor, Democrat Daniel Akaka -- would create...
  • Justice Dept. doubts bill's constitutionality; act's progress in congress uncertain

    09/23/2005 12:48:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies · 458+ views
    West Hawaii Today ^ | 9/22/05 | Samantha Young
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration continues to question whether the Constitution would allow Native Hawaiians to form their own government, according to a Justice Department official. While Justice attorneys have worked through a host of issues dealing with Hawaiian gambling, military readiness and civil and criminal jurisdictions, underlying legal questions remain about creating an all-Hawaiian entity. "There are substantial unresolved Constitutional concerns regarding whether Congress may treat the Native Hawaiians as it does Indian tribes and whether Congress may establish and recognize a Native Hawaiian entity," said Justice Department spokesman John Nowacki. The Justice Department statement comes less than a...
  • Hawaii gov. lobbies Senate on secession

    09/07/2005 7:59:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 643+ views
    AP ^ | 9/7/5 | ALEXANDRE DA SILVA
    HONOLULU - A delay in a U.S. Senate vote on a bill that would grant federal recognition to Native Hawaiians is giving Hawaii's governor a chance to lobby senators who fear it could lead to Hawaii's secession from the union. "That's a ridiculous claim and a ridiculous argument," Gov. Linda Lingle said. "We have over 500 recognized Indian tribes in America. They don't secede. They simply get a federal recognition that allows them to avoid these kinds of lawsuits that Hawaiians have faced." On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist canceled a planned Tuesday vote on ending a filibuster against...
  • Hawaiian-Nation Bound Our 50th state is set to become a race-based state.

    09/02/2005 12:41:13 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 73 replies · 1,842+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 30, 2005 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Martin Luther King Jr., famously dreamed that his children would "one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Three decades later, at least in Hawaii, that dream is imploding. In 2005, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D., Hawaii), is pressing for a future where his "grandchildren and great-grandchildren" may be allowed to establish a nation, born out of what was once Hawaii — entirely race-based. Though the senator says he himself is not a proponent of independence itself, the trajectory he'd put his home state...
  • The Undoing of America?

    09/06/2005 6:42:29 AM PDT · by manny613 · 57 replies · 1,717+ views
    http://www.jewishworldreview.com ^ | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The U.S. Senate is scheduled today to decide whether to clear the way for the most odious, anti-American piece of legislation in memory: S.147, the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act." Incredibly, as things stand now, more than 61 Senators are expected to vote to begin a process that would ineluctably unravel the United States as a nation.
  • Thousands protest ruling on Hawaii schools

    08/07/2005 12:31:18 PM PDT · by dila813 · 166 replies · 2,554+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 8/7/2005 | ALEXANDRE DA SILVA
    HONOLULU -- Blowing conch shells and chanting Hawaiian prayers, some 15,000 people marched through downtown Honolulu Saturday to protest a federal court ruling striking down Kamehameha Schools' Hawaiians-only admissions policy as unlawful."We are outraged," said Lilikala Kameeleihiwa, a professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii. "This is a great setback for our people. Here we are on our own homeland and we can't educate our children."The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 on Tuesday that the private school's policy of admitting only native Hawaiians amounted to "unlawful race discrimination" even though the school...
  • GOP senator agrees to sponsor Akaka bill

    12/11/2003 11:24:03 AM PST · by GrandmaPatriot · 8 replies · 154+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | December 11, 2003 | Advertiser Staff
    <p>Another Republican U.S. Senator has agreed to co-sponsor the Akaka bill that would give Native Hawaiians federal recognition, Gov. Linda Lingle's communications director said yesterday.</p> <p>Lenny Klompus said Lingle, who is in Washington for a National Governors Association conference on long-term care, met with U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore. Smith, who is in his second term and a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said he would co-sponsor the Akaka bill, Klompus said.</p>
  • Kamehameha Schools wins admissions case

    11/18/2003 10:22:09 AM PST · by etcetera · 18 replies · 304+ views
    The Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 200 | By David Waite, Advertiser Courts Writer
    U.S. District Judge Alan Kay yesterday ruled that the school's publicly stated policy of giving admissions preference to applicants who have at least some Hawaiian blood does not violate a section of federal law that prohibits racial discrimination in contractual matters.
  • Hawaiians-Only Policy at School Upheld

    11/17/2003 7:57:01 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 187+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/17/03 | Jaymes Song
    HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that the exclusive Kamehameha Schools may continue its Hawaiians-only admissions policy, rejecting a discrimination complaint from a student who said the policy violated his civil rights. U.S. District Judge Alan Kay said the admissions policy passed muster because of the school's unique historical circumstances. Since the private school receives no federal funding, it should not be held to the same scrutiny as public schools, Kay said. The school's trustees, sitting behind their attorneys, cried and hugged each other after the decision, while outside the federal courthouse, several hundred Hawaiian activists wearing red...
  • State supports Kamehameha in admissions suit

    11/07/2003 10:28:35 AM PST · by GrandmaPatriot · 21 replies · 164+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | November 7, 2003 | Curtis Lum
    <p>The state attorney general is supporting the legality of Kamehameha Schools' admissions policy that gives preference to Native Hawaiian children.</p> <p>Attorney General Mark Bennett filed a "friend of the court" brief yesterday in U.S. District Court in one of two lawsuits that challenge the schools' admissions policy. The case involves an unnamed non-Hawaiian boy who contends he is eligible and willing to attend Kamehameha, but cannot because he is not of Hawaiian ancestry.</p>
  • 'Liberal' sparks Hawaiian-only firestorm (This isn't just a Hawaiian issue)

    10/27/2003 10:35:21 AM PST · by GrandmaPatriot · 32 replies · 149+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | October 27, 2003 | David Waite
    <p>Some have concluded that he is, at best, a white supremacist and, at worst, evil incarnate.</p> <p>Others believe he is just another malihini lawyer, a carpetbagger who has lined his pockets at the expense of Native Hawaiians by challenging Hawaiians-only voting for trustees to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the expenditure of public money for programs that benefit Hawaiians and a Hawaiians-preferred admissions policy at Kamehameha Schools.</p>
  • Latino organizations support Akaka bill

    10/26/2003 9:32:35 AM PST · by GrandmaPatriot · 18 replies · 163+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | October 26, 2003 | Vicki Viotti
    <p>Three Latin American civil rights organizations sent letters to U.S. senators last week urging support of federal recognition of Native Hawaiians.</p> <p>Federal recognition has been proposed in a bill, S. 344, that is stalled in the Senate. The measure — more widely known as the Akaka bill, because one of its sponsors is Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawai'i — would recognize Hawaiians as a "nation within a nation" political class with some self-governance powers.</p>