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Harry and Jeanette Weinberg have lived in the islands for years and have given money away to better the people in the Hawaiian islands. However, why isn't anyone saying they're racist since they dont donate money to Hawaiians yet they do to Mid-Pac Institute and to Palolo Valley where there are many Southeast Asians? In fact there are no Hawaiians crying out "racism" as they have done to the people of Kamehameha Schools. Anyway the Weinbergs have donated millions to Mid-Pac Institute to construct the $12.5 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Technology Plaza. Why didn't they give the money for a similar plaza to the students of Kamehameha Schools? I should be like those non-Hawaiians and cry racism.

See the double standard? People can be racist against us Hawaiians yet be the first to tell us that we're racist. That's very illogical to me too since most Hawaiians are of mixed ethnicity. In fact all the Hawaiians I know are mixed. Mixed with Caucasian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Filipino. The list goes on. No... HAWAIIANS ARE NOT RACIST!







Seen at http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Aug/23/ln/ln03a.html

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kkschnei
Aug. 23rd, 2003 10:31 am (UTC)
i respect kamehameha and its reasoning to preserve the hawaiian culture and its people.. and to form an institution to provide hawaiians with opportunities that they may not receive otherwise. i agree that i don't understand that people shouldn't be calling them racist. that's fuckin stupid!

however, some hawaiians are racist. i mean, there are racist people everywhere. i'm sure you knew that. but you had just stated, "No...HAWAIIANS ARE NOT RACIST." and i thought i'd just clarify that there are a number of racist hawaiians, more so to mainlanders and whites.
haolegirl
Aug. 23rd, 2003 10:48 am (UTC)
i know some hawaiians who are racist but these people whom im referring to had mentioned that hawaiians are racist (against outsiders). as in... all hawaiians are racist. i dont know all hawaiians and i doubt they do but the ones i know are not racist against outsiders.
stephbairey
Aug. 23rd, 2003 02:03 pm (UTC)
Not to disagree, but the hawaiian culture really enjoys it's word 'haole'. I would prefer to be thought of as malahini, but I'll be a haole no matter how long I live here. My brother-in-law is a haole who has lived here for 30 years, and so is his friend Shawn, who was born in Waimea. Shawn doesn't feel like a visitor here, this is his home.. but he will be thought of as an outsider by most hawaiians.

You must admit, there is a LOT of discussion about who has the right to live here, and it NEVER comes out favorable to caucasians or japanese. I get quite frustrated that I could visit family here, fall in love with the land and the community spirit enough to give up my life and move here, and then feel like I'm insulting the native population with my very presence. I'm NOT saying anyone is racist, but I AM saying there is a definite "us against them" mentality in everything that happens here.
haolegirl
Aug. 23rd, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC)
Well to Hawaiians "haole" is used to describe ethnicity not someones relationship to the land like "malahini" or "kama'aina." Alof of people have also been using it as a racial epithet (sp?) such as "dumb haole" which does not exist in the Hawaiian vocabulary. As far being outcasts from Hawaiians, especially in the Waimea-Hilo area... I can say that many Hawaiians do not trust na haole (or "Caucasians") so I think it has alot to do with trust. As far as "us versus them" it definitely exists not only between Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians but also between non-Japanese and Japanese then Japanese and Chinese. The list goes on. I cannot point out one group of people who gets along in the islands. The "me first" mentality even occurs while shopping at WalMarts in the islands.



ehanui
Aug. 24th, 2003 04:33 am (UTC)
>>I get quite frustrated that I could visit family here, fall in love with the land and the community spirit enough to give up my life and move here, and then feel like I'm insulting the native population with my very presence.<<

I think the important thing is to take into perspective the relatively few "natives who feel insulted with your presence," in proportion to the entire native population. While those feelings may exist, it doesn't mean it's shared by all. More importantly, the deep feelings you have for the land and community spirit.... be sure to show those feelings in the things you do. They will be noticed and I'm almost confident that the reference to you as simply just haole, may change to what you prefer.
ehanui
Aug. 23rd, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
>>However, why isn't anyone saying they're racist since they dont donate money to Hawaiians yet they do to Mid-Pac Institute and to Palolo Valley where there are many Southeast Asians? In fact there are no Hawaiians crying out "racism" as they have done to the people of Kamehameha Schools. Anyway the Weinbergs have donated millions to Mid-Pac Institute to construct the $12.5 million Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Technology Plaza. Why didn't they give the money for a similar plaza to the students of Kamehameha Schools?<<

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg foundation donates money to a company called Holo Loa'a which operates a transitional housing facility (known as Weinberg Village) off of Kalanianaole Highway in Waimanalo, near the homesteads. This program provides transitional housing for homeless people and families and aims to get them back on their feet within two years so that they can become self-sufficient. They have a relatively high success rate that surpasses other programs.

Because the clinic I work at sends me on home visits every once in a while, one of the places I frequent is Palolo Valley. While it is indeed known to have many southeast asians, there is a rather sizeable Hawaiian population living in the valley. I know this to be true because many of them are the patients I have to follow up with.

Weinberg supported programs are existent in several different cities and neighborhoods on O'ahu.
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