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He Hawaii au – The next haole

February 20th, 2009

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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He Hawaii au – Mr. President

February 20th, 2009

Aloha Mr. President,

As a person of mixed race, you know about the struggle of human identity.
Imagine for a moment that your mother was Native Hawaiian.  Imagine telling your father that he could not enjoy the same “rights” as you and your mother.

This is what the Akaka Bill does.  A group of “experts” will decide who gets what “rights” in Hawai’i simply by race.

Please, Mr. President, tell the Akaka Bill supporters that we are “One America,” and that we should all live under “One Law.”  Tell the Akaka Bill supporters that the Kingdom of Hawai’i was always a multiracial nation, and that we will not dishonor that noble heritage by separating people by race.

You can move us away from division and towards conciliation with a single, moving speech opposing race-based privileges.

He Hawai’i au; he mau Hawai’i kakou a pau.  I am Hawaiian; we are all Hawaiians.

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