The public schools teach even less. Hawaiian language itself was *illegal* to speak in Hawaii till 1986, & in 2018, a professor from Maui (Kalekoa Ka'eo) was arrested for speaking Hawaiian in a courtroom (despite Hawaiian being an official language here).
"Aloha" and here's a lei for you as you get off of your air conditioned plane with a fake Hawaiian woman on the side of it, owned by a white man in a mansion with a gaudy golden bird-of-paradise gate who makes 3 million a year.
@silverspookgames thanks for this. It's interesting to read your story. Good for you for making a creative response to what sounds like a really difficult situation. Something I have struggled with in my life are what are thought of as severe mental health problems, diagnosed currently as schizophrenia. I think something there is in common is the sense of not being treated as a full person and also not being believed when you try to talk about your experiences in your own terms.
@silverspookgames something I find is that there always seems to be someone who thinks they are the expert on how I should be looking at my situation, but not many really have the time to listen to me when I talk from my own point of view. I don't know if this is something you experience?
@silverspookgames I guess NeoFeud is your way of telling your story in a way where people *will* listen?
@silverspookgames thank you for sharing your story. I would come give you a hug in Hawaii once I'm fully vaccinated, if I could afford to visit.
@silverspookgames are these problems largely because of the terraforming of the area through western imperialism? from what i understand things are very different on ni’hau and i have seen a tremendous amount of inequity during my travels to kauai, and spent time each visit with locals, versus staying on the beaten path. my pidgin is not that great, and i’ve forgotten most of it, but the visiting of this island left a tremendous impression in several ways. injustice is injustice ..
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!