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Neal Milner

Neal Milner is a former political science professor at the University of Hawaii where he taught for 40 years. He is a political analyst for KITV and is a regular contributor to Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation." His most recent book is The Gift of Underpants. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views.
Neal Milner: Protecting White Identity Is Not Going Away Anytime Soon Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Protecting White Identity Is Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Even the most polite of insurrectionists are having a hard time giving up white dominance.

Neal Milner: It Won’t Be Easy, But Americans Can Learn To Get Along Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: It Won’t Be Easy, But Americans Can Learn To Get Along Again

The nation has been polarized in the past, but somehow found a way to be civil again.

Neal Milner: Biden’s Job Will Be To Chip Away At Sectarian Hatred Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Biden’s Job Will Be To Chip Away At Sectarian Hatred

One strategy is to emphasize competence over sectarian divisions.

Neal Milner: The Democrats’ Elitism Is Getting Them In Trouble Stephen Shepard/Flickr.com

Neal Milner: The Democrats’ Elitism Is Getting Them In Trouble

Hypocritical behavior exacerbated by lame apologies is not a good look.

Neal Milner: The Pandemic Holidays Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: The Pandemic Holidays

A COVID-19 holiday play in seven acts. Unfortunately, there’s no intermission.

Neal Milner: Missing Someplace Besides Hawaii This Pandemic Thanksgiving Getty Images/iStockphoto

Neal Milner: Missing Someplace Besides Hawaii This Pandemic Thanksgiving

With travel difficult or restricted this holiday season, hunkering down in Hawaii has some of us thinking of family and friends we’ll be missing in other places.

Neal Milner: Don’t Let Political Polls Drive You Crazy Getty Images/iStockphoto

Neal Milner: Don’t Let Political Polls Drive You Crazy

People often give meaning to the numbers when there is none. This election proves that.

Neal Milner: So Your Mother’s A Racist. Time To Get Over It Flickr: DonkeyHotey

Neal Milner: So Your Mother’s A Racist. Time To Get Over It

The 2020 election was a disappointment and even a shock to whichever side you were on. No need to hug it out but let’s move on from the conspiracy theories.