When I was covering a political movement for MauiTime some years ago, an activist lamented to me that Filipinos were too “docile” to be a part of their movement. History aside (Filipino hero Lapu Lapu was the first person to fight against Spanish colonization, Filipino labor organizers led the famous Delano Grape Strike, and Filipino leaders were instrumental in fighting for … [Read more...] about Underrepresented: Filipinos make up 21.5 percent of UHMC student body, only 4.7 percent of instructional staff
Before he left, our former editor Anthony Pignataro gave me this advice: Follow more people on Twitter. He said he’d been intentionally doing this for the last year or two, following accounts from active Native Hawaiians, people of color, women, and other marginalized voices, and that the diversity of their perspectives influenced his views on a number of issues. I’ve … [Read more...] about Happy Independence Day?