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A teacher in Waianae hopes her students will discover a space for Native Hawaiians to thrive in the modern Western world.
Now that she lives in the islands, a woman who is part-Filipina, part-Chicana finally feels like — at least at a glance — she finally belongs.
When a teenager steeped in her Hawaiian roots is more interested in pop culture, establishing an identity isn't always easy.
Looking back over his life, an Oahu-born expatriate discovers that the moment when he feels genuinely local is rare — and precious.
A writer uses pidgin to highlight Hawaii's unique diversity and local identity, although he notes Hawaii isn't perfect on racial and ethnic issues.
My study of the experiences of black people in Hawaii reveals that we have much to learn from a race-centered perspective.
Hawaii isn't the racial paradise the tourism industry pretends it is, but it does offer some insights for the mainland.
A man who usually avoids getting mixed up with Hawaiian "activism" is speaking out to encourage people to make sure their grievances are anchored to actual history.
The islands' reputation as a melting pot can blur racism toward the original locals, Native Hawaiians.
The widespread belief that we live in a racial paradise leaves some residents allergic to discussions of contemporary racism and colonialism.
What is it to be from, or of, the islands? For me, it means rediscovering Hawaii in some unexpected places later in life.