Quite possibly the most moving thing a person new to Hawai‘i can do is fly over to Oahu, head to Iolani Palace, put on those special foot booties the docents give people so their shoes don’t muck up the floors, then visit to the Quilt Room. This, which for obvious reasons is also known as the Imprisonment Room, is where the white men who ruled Hawai‘i in 1895 chose to hold … [Read more...] about Queen Lili`uokalani inspires Indigenous writers, but she can also help Americans
It’s heartwarming to see activists way out here in Hawaii take up the civil rights struggle being fought right now in the continental U.S. over statues that honor the so-called “heroes” of the Confederacy. Those particular statues don’t exist out here, but that doesn’t mean we don’t face the same underlying issues. The fight is not, as white supremacists are fond of saying, … [Read more...] about Nice to see Hawaii taking up the fight against white supremacist statues
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It’s wonderful that so many people showed up Sunday night in front of the State Office Building in Wailuku for a candlelight vigil for the three people killed at a white supremacist Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Vigils like these have become all too necessary. Two years ago we were calling for peace after a white supremacist killed nine black people at the Emanuel … [Read more...] about An Easy Way For White People To Fight White Supremacists
Though Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a rising star within the Democratic Party, ultimately endorsed Hillary Clinton for president (after first endorsing Bernie Sanders, of course) and easily won reelection this year, she's been ominously quiet on the issue of President-elect Donald Trump's appalling appointees and nominations. Most notably, her signature did NOT appear with 169 of her … [Read more...] about Why didn’t Rep. Tulsi Gabbard join 169 of her colleagues in denouncing Trump appointee Stephen Bannon?