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Ebony Magazine (1968)

Image of Ebony magazine article with headline that reads, "In 'Paradise', some say black is 'one shade too dark'."From "The Negro in Hawaii",  Ebony Magazine (Sept. 1968, p.26-35). Link via Google Books 

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About This Guide

Living in Hawaiʻi, it often feels like the events on the continent are too far away to affect us or that these are simply 'mainland problems.’ However, if you look a little closer you'll see that even in Hawaiʻi we are affected by personal prejudice, racial injustice, and systemic oppression. We cannot afford to look away. This guide provides resources to students, faculty, and staff at Windward Community College engaging in solidarity and anti-oppression work. Aloha nui kekahi i kekahi.

For immediate research assistance with topics mentioned in this guide, please visit the WCC Library Help Desk during library open hours or call 808-235-7338.

Where will you be? Why Black Lives Matter in the Hawaiian Kingdom

“By supporting Black Lives Matter, we do not lose Hawaiian ways of resistance and knowing, we do not stop perpetuating our culture or lose our language. By supporting Black Lives, our ea is enhanced. As a sovereign people we are saying we will stand as an example to those that would do us all harm, that their old tricks can no longer divide us. There is nothing more threatening to the state than mass solidarity across race, class and gender differences because there are far more of us. As long as we let the label of Blackness be seen as something less than beautiful, we are consenting to white supremacy. But when we embrace Blackness in all its forms, we no longer let the mark of Blackness hurt us. If we instead say, “Thank you, I am proud to stand in resistance with my sisters and brothers in the struggle,” then we can be better than we were yesterday. Onipaʻa ana ka pono–let the right stand firm. Let us stand up for Blackness and protect Black lives. BLACK LIVES MATTER IN THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM.” - Joy Enomoto (via The Pōpolo Project)

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In the News

George Floyd

National News:

Live Updates on George Floyd Protests (New York Times)

Live Updates: George Floyd protests continue across the nation, but stay mostly peaceful (CBS News)

Local News:

Many in Hawaiʻi Grieve - and Protest -- The Police Killing of George Floyd (Honolulu Civil Beat, June 3, 2020)

Local protests demand justice for George Floyd (KITV, May 30, 2020)


Twitter Hashtags: #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter #Icantbreathe



Photograph by Omer Messinger / Sipa / AP via The New Yorker

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