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Dr. Kanalu Young

From http://www.hawaii.edu/cpis/conference/PhotoGallery.htm

Okay... I was minding my business. Acting like how I usually act as in non-intellectual LOL then out comes Dr. Kanalu Young. I waited for about a year to get my own copy of his book, "Rethinking the Native Hawaiian Past:"

From Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0815331207/sr=8-1/qid=1141663066/ref=sr_1_1/104-8104564-9570333?%5Fencoding=UTF8

His story was also in "Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawaii: Stories of Aloha to Create Paradise Wherever You Are:"


An excerpt of one of the reviews:

"I loved the inspirational story of Kanalu Young who was paralyzed in a swimming accident as a teenager. He went on to earn a doctorate in history. He is now a professor of Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaii."

More links about him:


Don't mind me while I am speechless and write-less as I am in awe of him and others too. It has a lot to do with me being hit by a car when I was six years old and understanding at a very young age how difficult it can be to overcome obstacles. In this case... he has overcome a lot so yes... I am in awe.

Edit: A few people have asked me if I am impressed with his PhD. Actually... I'm not because the PhD is the Haole Way of thinking. It's other reasons excluding the PhD that he earned.


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Mar. 7th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
That's another alternative path for me, doctorate in Hawaiian history, if not the language if not available by that time.
Mar. 7th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah but I hope you no hide behind your PhD because if you notice... where are the PhDs in history when it comes to a PhD in the philosophy of education? I mean... it's great that Hawaiians are earning their PhDs but what use is it if Ken Conklin is attacking Hawaiians trying to make de-humanize us? I just hope you no go into Hermit Mode nor High Makamaka PhD Mode LOL

Mar. 7th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
ok, thanks for the reminder. lol I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm afraid though, b/c it's not easy to get it, but I need to, since I wanted to make a difference. Or else I'll go crazy and hoomake all na mamo a Kakuihewa like L.L. and .theeye. lmao
Mar. 8th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC)
i no tink you going crazy. i mean... your hand okay. your eye okay. your mouth? well i dunno about your mouth but no need your mouth for one phd LOL nah... i have good vibes about it. maybe you can go to the hilo campus instead cuz you know how us oahuans CAN BE LMAO
Mar. 8th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
lol yeah, mild problems w/ my mouth right now. I even cancelled my dentist appt. for this friday but mainly b/c I was pissed at that korean lady. lol

But my mind was set for Hilo campus for Hawaiian language anyway.
Mar. 8th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah I remember that about Hilo. So busy nowadays though but I think the programs are really good there. If I could do it all over again I would go UH-Hilo but at the time... no can. I hope my nieces go there for college. Well one will hopefully go to Yale and another to Stanford LOL Seriously... UH-Hilo is a jewel and you know your shit.
Mar. 9th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Hmm, you always change your colors. *L*

But yeah, Hilo is a jewel and have a wealth of knowledge. I wouldn't mind Hilo Nazis at all. Too bad Molo. no mo dea own. hahaha But anyway, I know some people have issues w/ Hilo, i.e. broken lima. lmao
Mar. 9th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
I check the colors at least once per month. I no like be boring to the stalkers *L* Nah oh man I cannot stop laughing.

I heard good things about UH-Hilo but whoa... they sometimes fight with some people at UH-Manoa. I remember my grandma used to tell me that about Honolulu too... and she loved Hilo. Anyway Hilo is the place to be but getting crowded. Oh and good for Broken Hand... he pilau and conceited *L*
Mar. 9th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my coworker goes back to Hilo every year and always report back to me and I cannot believe how quickly in 12 mos. or so she discovers these changes. Kona is worse as she tells me which always makes her cry.

Maybe by the time I get there, it'll be like Honolulu! hahaha Oahuans....hmmm. lol
Mar. 9th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Frick yeah... I went to Kona and I told my husband... damn I feel like I am in the states meaning... had so many Haole people like him LOL I felt like where da Hawaiians!

Oh and I told you about my older brother yeah? Well he was born and raised in Hilo and when he go Hilo now some people ask him, "You from HANALULU?" He always goes like dis: "NO!" LOL Because they can spock out the people who ack like dey bettah then the people in Hilo and I laugh because my mom always tells me that people can tell that I am one Oahuan but I no care. No maddah to me *L8

Anyway frick... I hope Hilo not going be like Oahu. Walmart is there too though and it makes it worse.
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