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Opinion

Susie Contreras, editor

Past injustices should make Kamehameha a special case

Can you imagine the people of some other country, let’s say China, coming here, integrating with the local population, and slowly taking over? They make us speak their language, eat the kind of food they eat, live the way they live. Before you know it, the land no longer belongs to us. They claim it to be theirs. They take down our American flag and raise their red Chinese flag over our government buildings. Then we become people under a communist rule. George W. Bush gets confined to one room in the White House. Then we have to start speaking Mandarin. If we speak English, we are harshly punished. And on top of all that, more than 100 years go by, and the Chinese want to take one of the last things we call your own, our school. [More]

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Legally, Kamehameha can stay Hawaiian

Arnold H. Glasgow once said, “One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
In the days that followed Hurricane Katrina, there were many things that were obvious in New Orleans, like people starving, people dying, flooding, and property damage. But one thing was not evident at all: Leadership. [More]

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