Say Hapa, With Care

I’ve been dragging my feet on this one for too long. Privilege.

Say Hapa, With Care

We need to recognize that attempts to erase Native Hawaiians have been happening for a long time, that attempts persist today on purpose, and that using the word Hapa without (a) having any Native Hawaiian ancestry, or (b) any awareness of its history and significance, may make us complicit with white-dominant-colonial agendas which have maneuvered to wipe away and wipe out indigenous peoples for practically ever.

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