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Admissions Policy at Kamehameha Schools

Admissions policy should be upheld

"I strongly support Kamehameha Schools' admissions policy. Giving preference to Hawaiian applicants is in keeping with the best traditions of American social justice. It is the right thing to do.
Princess Pauahi quite rightly saw education as the salvation of her people, the best way to improve their well-being and bring them a brighter future. When she died in 1884, most Hawaiians were impoverished, poorly educated. Many had severe health problems. Sadly, to a great extent, that is still true. The needs that Pauahi saw still exist in the 21st century in Hawaii's workforce, its welfare rolls, its unemployment statistics, its prisons and homeless shelters and hospitals.

By bringing hope for a brighter future to Hawaiian children, Kamehameha makes this a better society for all of us, Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian alike. The leaders of Hawaii -- and the courts -- must support the Kamehameha Schools as they carry out Pauahi's noble mission. The first people of these islands deserve no less. The rest of us will benefit, too.

I regret that I am away from Hawaii this weekend and unable to join in the "Ku I Ka Pono" march through Waikiki today. I would have been proud to participate. I mua."

Walter A. Dods Jr.
Chairman and CEO
First Hawaiian Bank

My opinion: I agree with him but sadly this CEO knows that his bank is holding money for Hawaiians. I have to research it more but when I have my law degree and when I pass the bar. Dods is also pure Portuguese. I don't understand why he is not telling Hawaiians about the money. I think its because he makes money if and when the money stays in his bank but I digress. I need to find the proof then I can talk. Until then... its just a rumor but knowing me... I will prove it LOL


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 7th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
Dods is not a Portg. surname, unless it was changed. So..he not pure portagee.

But yeah, how come he no help out Hawns. w/ his money? If not...might as well change the name of the bank. *L* Nah, that was started by bishop.
Sep. 7th, 2003 09:40 am (UTC)
Well he changed his name. I gotta ask my niele brother, Aukai. I going email him now.
Sep. 7th, 2003 09:42 am (UTC)
oh, he did change his name.

As much as I'd like to take on a Hawn. surname, or a more Spanish one LMAO, I cannot. MONDOY is very unique and carries much history that I am proud to carry. For that, I'd like more of my family to pass on that surname, esp. since only a few of us can carry that surname. I don't want it to die out in our line.
Sep. 7th, 2003 06:39 pm (UTC)
well i would most definitely keep your last name. its the male that has that responsibility or else the name going die out *L* talk about pressure.
Sep. 8th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
Not so true anymore, I have heard of women giving their keiki their own last name. I think it depends what state you're living in if it's OK or not. If I had kids(not likely but let's imagine) I would probably give the boys the dad's last name and the girls my last name.
Sep. 14th, 2003 08:19 pm (UTC)
i know of a woman who has kept her last name. i was going to do that too but my husband convinced me otherwise
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