Portuguese. Chinese. Filipino. Japanese. Native Hawaiian. European.
People of every background built the Kingdom of Hawai’i and the State of Hawai’i.
Local Hawaiians come from all backgrounds, most of us so kapakahi you cannot tell our ancestors just by looking.
But things are going to change. The Akaka Bill is going to find out who is really “Hawaiian.” The Akaka Bill is going to find out who can call Hawai’i their homeland, and who cannot.
The Akaka Bill is going to tell people who have never even been to Hawai’i that they have special rights to our Islands, simply because of their race. The Akaka bill is going to tell families that have lived and died in Hawai’i for over 200 years that they cannot share in these rights.
He Hawai’i au; he mau Hawai’i kakou a pau. I am Hawaiian; we are all Hawaiians.
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