“The assumption that groups are competitive, that out-group hate is a correlate of in-group love, that it’s built on our evolution as a social species — it’s just not true”
Tips on being less racist: Don’t write an article encouraging people to decrease racism by increasing colonization. Don’t reference non-Hawaiian scholars as Hawaiian. Don’t feel entitled to write about Hawaiʻi. Perhaps just don’t move to Hawaiʻi.
I’m admittedly biased, but this article gibes with my experience about what all of us might take away from the “aloha spirit.”
Race and racism - as seen from the mixed republic of Hawaii: fascinating essay, with lovely photos by my teammate Damon Winter.
I have so many thoughts about this, I don’t even know where to begin. Hawaii isn’t racism-free. There are real ethnic tensions and hierarchies. But it is also sooo incredibly different from the mainland in ways that this article only begins to capture.
There's a great article in the NY Times featuring UH Mānoa Psychology Professor Kristin Pauker's work. Check it out when you get a chance!
This is an exceptional article that I will be using in my ethnicity and ethnic conflict class -its long but it is worth the time to read Want to Be Less Racist? Move to Hawaii
Essentialism-the idea that each person or race has an unchangeable essence-makes #racism possible. Middle-class white children (4-11 yrs) in #Boston viewed race as a permanent condition & expressed stereotypes about other racial groups. Not so in Hawaii.
A track team with a healthy culture knows what Hawaiians know ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Excellent article about the lack of racism in Hawaii. I never understood racism until I left my tiny island home
Want to Be Less Racist? Move to Hawaii
Outstanding article on race and Hawaii, touching on essentialism, the role of labor organizing and the importance of Native Hawaiian culture.
“There is not just one binary opposition, but many oppositions. Within colonialism, such as that now practiced in my own country of Hawai'i, violence against women of color...is the economic and cultural violence of tourism” Haunani Kay Trask
This article presents another fascinating wrinkle in our understanding of race and its function in society (and an excuse to take a trip to Hawaii!)