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Kamehameha Schools and David Malo

Today is a very sad day for all Hawaiians. I state this because the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that Kamehameha Schools' admission policy of Hawaiians-only is unconstitutional. This is a threat to all Hawaiians. Actually to all Americans because when you think about it... if we do not protect indigenous people then America will not be diverse. It will just be WHITE. There will be no diversity. Look at what happened at Brown University. Edit: And at Dartmouth. Do people want this? What about the rights of indigenous people???


Some people have been misappropriating the Hawaiian word "hapa" trying to take a Hawaiian word from our culture thus trying to slowly take our language. Now it seems like they are trying to take our right to educate our children. Every bit adds up.


Anyway Kamehameha Schools is the ONLY school for Hawaiians. It's similar to schools that they have for native American Indians. Well here is the bad news that makes me extremely sad not because of what people may think but because it ultimately affects all children. This is probably what David Malo meant when he describe the White Tide which he used to describe the effect of the White People who came to Hawai'i which created a huge wave that drowned Hawaiians and now the White Wave may drown all of us. This is exactly why I hate people sometimes because they can be so cruel to other human beings:



Court Rules Against Kamehameha Admission Policy
Appeals Court Says Hawaiians-Only Policy Unconstitutional


Brent Suyama
POSTED: 9:26 am HST August 2, 2005

UPDATED: 10:04 am HST August 2, 2005

HONOLULU -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Kamehameha Schools' admission policy of Hawaiians only is unconstitutional.

A three-judge panel overturned the decision by U.S. District Judge Alan Kay in November 2003.


Kay ruled that the private school may continue to deny admission to non-Hawaiian students because of its unique and historical circumstances. Kay emphasized that Kamehameha receives no federal funding and because of that, the private school isn't held up to the same scrutiny as public schools.

Eric Grant is the attorney for an unnamed non-Hawaiian who wants to go to Kamehameha. He has argued that the federal courts have never approved a policy that categorically excludes on the basis of race.

Kamehameha Schools was set up by the trust of Bernice Pauahi Bishop and was started in 1887.

The school's next step could be to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court


Seen at http://www.thehawaiichannel.com/news/4800595/detail.html




You can read the ruling here:


http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ca9/newopinions.nsf/A294DE38BC83F75B88257051005488B8/$file/0415044.pdf?openelement



It looks like the parent or guardian of the child who petitioned the court is Filipino (i.e. "Josephine Helelani Pauahi Rapago.") Looks like a Filipino Hawaiian Wanna Be to me but I may be wrong. Anyway it doesn't matter if she's Filipino or not though. It only shows how some people irrelevant of ethnicity disrespect Hawaiians because they are Hawaiian. Unfortunately we comprise approximately .1% of the population of the U.S. which makes us easy targets for the White Tide to drown us.

It also makes me sad that there are numerous Hawaiian attorneys who are not taking the initiative to defend and protect other Hawaiians. Where are they?

This is a sign that they want to get rid of Hawaiians and I take that threat seriously on numerous levels which I won't go into but the circuit court is a tool to get Hawaiians to support the Akaka Bill so that we will be protected thus forcing us into a check mate which I don't agree with because it is not by free will. This is not right on so many levels.

Well workout tonight (1.5 hours,) study languages, read, pack for Dallas (I'm leaving this Thursday) then to Washington DC... then I'll return next week Friday.




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aj1a
Aug. 3rd, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)


This is a threat to all Hawaiians. Actually to all Americans because when you think about it... if we do not protect indigenous people then America will not be diverse. It will just be WHITE. There will be no diversity. Look at what happened to Brown University.

By white do you mean skin color? Because America is certainly not that. And what happened to Brown?? Tell me because I'm too lazy to look it up.
haolegirl
Aug. 3rd, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
I meant European in origin not including Jewish people. Well in the Hawaiian language which I can understand when describing people "White" describes where they come from as in origin not necessarily if they're tanned or not.

As far as Brown University it was a school by and for Baptists which is a branch of the Protestant faith which Kamehameha is aligned with (Protestants.) Now it's open to all and right now it's prediminantly wealthy white people not just Baptists:

History:

Brown’s climate of openness and cooperation can be traced back to its founding over two centuries ago.

As the third oldest college in New England and the seventh oldest in America, Brown was the Baptist answer to Congregationalist Yale and Harvard; Presbyterian Princeton; and Episcopalian Penn and Columbia. At the time, it was the only one that welcomed students of all religious persuasions (following the example of Roger Williams, who founded Rhode Island in 1636 on the same principle). Brown has long since shed its Baptist affiliation, but it remains dedicated to diversity and intellectual freedom.

The history of Brown tells of a university undergoing constant change. Founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island in Warren, Rhode Island, the school registered its first students in 1765. It moved in 1770 to its present location on College Hill, overlooking the capital city of Providence. In 1804, in recognition of a gift from Nicholas Brown, the College of Rhode Island was renamed Brown University. The first women were admitted in 1891 with the establishment of the Women’s College in Brown University. This marked the beginning of eighty years of a coordinate structure for educating women within the University. Later known as Pembroke College, the women’s college was merged with Brown in 1971."


http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Admission/gettoknowus/ourhistory.html

aj1a
Aug. 4th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
Ok...
Well I guess I can understand by what you mean "white" now, but I still don't know how much I believe that people from European origins are taking over in a general sense. Perhaps their ideals, which have been influxed into all cultures, but not necessarily "the people". Unfortunately, as America continues to be the melting pot, influences from many cultures are going to be distributed and change others. I can understand your love for preservation, just my short visit to the Hawaiian land makes me want to help. *I* just don't see it as such a personal thing when it happens everywhere, with everyone's culture.

Now as far as Brown U. goes. Coming from New England and going to school where I was one of three Asian's in the whole school. Brown is very diverse. If the ideas of the original school were to retain their openess to all, such as the comment from the website implies, they certainly hold true to it. This school is certainly not just "white" wealthy folks, but definitely wealthy. If I were to be angry about anything, it would be the fact that their education cannot be offered to all because of not having wealth. Sometimes change is for the better, sometimes not. I understand your rage but as with the change in colleges having *deep* affiliation with religion has been disappearing, I can only be so happy.
haolegirl
Aug. 3rd, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
Also Brown University ranked 13th in terms of "diversity" where about 14% of the student body were Asians:

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/natudoc/tier1/t1natudoc_brief.php

And on their website at http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Admission/gettoknowus/factsandfigures.html they state "About 28% of undergrads are people of color."

haolegirl
Aug. 4th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
Also I forgot to put in "Dartmouth." It was a school for indigenous people once.
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