For my family and friends ™ (haolegirl) wrote,
For my family and friends ™
haolegirl

Bryan Clay

Decathlete Bryan Clay should be proud of his accomplishment. In fact I watched him and rooted for him while watching the competition. He came in second. However he is not Hawaiian as indicated by his website http://www.bryanclay.com The title is "Bryan Clay Hawaiian Decathlete." He is NOT Hawaiian so I am irritated. It totally takes away from Hawaiians. Some Hawaiians can understand this if and when they are in touch with their roots. Some are just Wanna Bes who want to cling onto anything "Hawaiian" just so that they can have a relationship with "Hawai'i." By the way "Hawaiian" is defined by law. Anyway as you can see he is dark but the color of one's skin is not correlated to if someone is Hawaiian or not:



He is not Hawaiian:

http://www.bryanclay.com/profile.html

At least one of the local papers states it correctly. That is, he is Hawaii-grown NOT Hawaiian. There is a significant difference:

http://starbulletin.com/2004/09/05/news/story2.html



This is a copy of the email that I sent to him:

"Dear Bryan Clay,

Are you Hawaiian? Please clarify your Hawaiian genealogy as the title of your website is "Hawaiian Decathlete." If you are NOT Hawaiian please remove that from the title of your webpage because many Hawaiians are deeply offended by it. Please do not disrespect the Hawaiian culture and its people if you are not Hawaiian.

Thank you!"
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