Yes, the language was banned, and in 2018 a Hawai'ian professor Kaleikoa Ka'eo was arrested for speaking Hawai'ian in court despite Hawai'ian *technically* being an officially recognized language.
Neofeud is a game about my experiences growing up in Hawaii's ghetto, being a social worker & STEM teacher for poor, homeless, refugees, mostly non-white kids in slums of Hawaii the tour buses avoid. 100% of sales go to housing and feeding more Hawai'ians.
TMT is US-led colonialism in Hawaii. A 1.6 billion dollar corporate project founded in racism, no consent from indigenous people, threatening police violence against us Native Hawaiians. The massive environmental waste will impact the water my kids drink.
Hawaii also had a higher literacy rate than the US, and Europe before colonization, the banning of our culture and language, erasure of our history, and ghettoization. Hawai'ians were also often bi- or trilingual, and world-renowned diplomats.
Here's another mega-thread specifically on my game Neofeud about my life as an impoverished Hawai'ian, social worker and STEM teacher for other poor/homeless, refracted through the lens of satirical cyberpunk #AAPI
Asians, esp Chinese, were a threat to the white capitalist oligarchy because of the hui (worker-coop) system which had a similar meaning in both Hawaiian AND Chinese (AND Vietnamese, I later learned talking to
Thread on Hawaii-Chinese history:
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