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One hardly reads a Hawaiian portrayed in the media as "championing respect for the Hawaiian culture." Therefore some Hawaiians create media using different mediums to get our message across.

Case in point:



Maui councilman was a champion for labor rights

See http://starbulletin.com/2004/05/21/news/story2.html

It's a double standard to have Japanese championing "Japanese" rights and/or "Japanese" culture and/or "labor" rights but when a Hawaiian speaks they call her a bitch. Eventually people will understand that when a Hawaiian speaks up perhaps they are "championing Hawaiian rights."

Cross-posted to oiwi

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ehanui
May. 22nd, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
Doesn't the term "championing suggest that he was successful? I'm confident that it does. In that case, we will have championed our rights when we've won something.
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ehanui
May. 23rd, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)
Is that her point? I thought her point, which she writes about frequently, is that there is a double standard. Hawaiians, such as myself, are always labeled as "activists" or, as haolegirl put it in this specific post, when a female fights for Hawaiian rights, she is called a bitch. Yet, when members of other ethnic groups fight for their rights, they aren't labeled as "activists."

From reading her post, it doesn't seem like her point is, "a Hawaiian should be the one pushing for rights, not someone who is not.
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ehanui
May. 23rd, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)
I see and understand your post, but what haolegirl wrote about the Japanese man was, "It's a double standard to have Japanese championing "Japanese" rights and/or "Japanese" culture and/or "labor" rights but when a Hawaiian speaks they call her a bitch.

The article she links to doesn't suggest at all that this Japanese man pushed for Hawaiian people's rights.
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