haoles

A COUPLE OF FACTS

Hawaiian pizza is not a thing that most people like in Hawaii (I personally think it’s fuckin disgusting)

Pineapples are South American (possibly Brazillian) not Hawaiian

Wearing a “Hawaiian” shirt to a party does not automatically make it a luau nor does it make you Hawaiian

There is a difference between “Hawaiian” shirts and Aloha shirts

Authentic Hawaiian lei are made out of actual flowers and not that fucking neon plastic shit you haoles keep wearing

Hawaiian is an actual race ethnicity, therefore not all people from Hawaii are Hawaiian.

Hula is a fucking hard thing to master. Just because it looks pretty doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Hawaii is an illegally overthrown country that had it’s sovereignty violently ripped away from it in 1893 when our queen was held captive in her own home.

There is so much more to Hawaiian culture than this stupid neon beach party pineapple grass skirt tiki bullshit that you all keep spreading around. 

Please stop.

It's 4th of July 2017

And I have a few reminders:

Mauna Kea is still under attack. The Peace Park is bullshit! Protect kanaka maoli land and beliefs! Hawaiian land in Hawaiian hands!

On that note, Hawaiian Kuleana lands are still stolen away from us. These are lands which have been passed down to families for generations. The only problem is haole require us to have land titles and we don’t because that’s a haole invention. So they steal the land in hushed court cases. Today. They steal the land today. Ok, maybe not today because the courts are closed, but tomorrow.

Hawaiian people are a very small population but they make up a disproportionately high number of arrests and homelessness. Hawaiian convicts are often shipped from the islands to the mainland where they often suffer a loss of culture and struggle to adjust, making rehabilitation more difficult.

Burning flags is a protected constitutional right that is often an integral part of anti-colonization protests. If it upsets you, remember that having our land stolen is pretty fucking upsetting to us.

Honestly, at all my other Polynesian siblings, you deserve autonomy and continued cultural renaissances. I understand if you trade it in for representation with the behemoths, but please consider how you will break free in the future.

A lot of people here in Hawai'i have a “get over it, it’s in the past. don’t degrade the aloha spirit” mentality when it comes to the overthrow of the Hawaiin kingdom. It pisses me the fuck offffff, especially when it’s from someone who isn’t even Native Hawaiian. Like of course YOU would say get over it, the oppression of natives works for your benefit when you get to live here on our land.

Aloha spirit was invented to draw tourists here, it’s not a belief of the native peoples. As a native, or anyone really, you have every right to feel angry and to hate our colonizers. Fuck the aloha spirit, I can be kind and care for my land and the people of Hawai'i AND hate haoles for what they did.

anonymous asked:

Is there anyway for me as a white person to move to hawaii without benefiting from the oppression of the natives?

Take back our land from the US government, release us from military occupation, and get Hawaiian families off the streets

I am super interested in anyone’s thoughts about the American and British and French magical school systems and the respective empires of those countries and how citizenship is handled/if it’s handled differently. Like, I realize: a bleak af topic where there are no good answers.

But it’s still something that interests me. Hawaii even gets a small shoutout in the opening sequence of FB as like a vacation spot for American witches, which raises for me some VERY REAL questions about how tf native Hawaiian witches feel about some haole wizards showing up and telling them how to run their communities. But that’s an issue that I imagine would come up for lots of communities. It’s unlikely that the International Statute of Secrecy signed in 1689 included input from, say, Polynesia or Japan or literally any group of people in North or South America.

Enforcement of the statue is inherently gonna be the Western wizarding world going “you can’t do that” at the entire rest of the planet.

And, like, historically, Western social norms are perpetuated primarily through education 

anyway wizard colonialism what’s up with that hmu

Went to Manoa Falls today...

Man, the place was filled with tourists.  Ridiculous.  They have tours there now apparently.  The tour guide was taking pictures for the couples/families.  Each time he took a picture, instead of saying “cheese”, this dude would say, “say Aloha”…ugh…

Also, while walking up in slippers, as I passed 2 tourists walking down, one whispered to the other, “those flip flops won’t last”… Love when the tourists know more than the locals…

Another annoying thing was no one saying thank you when you let them go as some of the trail was too muddy for 2 people to go  up and down at the same time. No aloha.

Lastly, on my way down, about 15 minutes from the falls, I was waiting by a tree for my friend.  About 10 feet in front of me where 2 haole people. A haole lady approached them and was like, “how far are we until we can see the waterfalls?”…the two haole guys shook their hands and said, “no speak English.”…Figured the lady would ask me the same question as I was about 10 feet ahead, but wasn’t with the two haole guys.  But nope, the lady just walked right by me.  I think I was too brown for her liking.  

Many people have grown up to believe that the term haole comes from: hā (breath) ʻole (without)… But it is an incorrect and superficial rendering of the word. The word “haole” does not mean “without breath”… Traditional Hawaiian mele and mo'olelo never use that term in the context of being “breathless” nor as a marker of race.

A more accurate translation of the term “haole” might be “someone or something that is different or has different traits than one’s own”…

It was actually the descendants of American missionaries who first began to turn “haole” into a pejorative term because of politics. The concept of “race” as we know it today did not exist in the Hawaiian world view 200 years ago.

—  – Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp, on the term “Haole”

haole-cop  asked:

Top five Steve and Danny scenes.

Oh. God. How do I even? Why am I your friend? I hate you so much. I’m totally going to break the rules and make this episodes, I think. Because it’s usually arcs that slay me.

1. This whole episode. This is everything that became everything. Steve’s noticing. Danny’s ranting. Chin’s gentle need. Kono’s bright eagerness. The laughing. The case work. Undercover. Laughing in the office. Danny & Grace. You can’t make me pick a scene, they are all perfect….but if I have to, the punch scene. 

2. This episode is my next favorite after. This is the first time Danny bucks all course and refuses any logic, going by his heart and his guts. And Steve’s “Oh” and this “I know you.” These were my next perfect. This whole growth episode for them, that makes Steve never question Danny’s loyalty ever again. 

3. You knew this was coming, right? You did. This whole episode, too. Danny down in the doorway, but especially this moment right here. How do I even. Danny is so happy and Steve has just gone through the first big shock of him possibly dying right there and then. 

4. Guh. This, okay? This episode where Danny goes to court for Grace for the last time, certain he’s about to be thrown off a cliff. Home of “You look good.” – “It’s for you. It’s all for you.” and “Come here. Come here.”–”I’m here.” and the important “ He’s actually the kind of father we all wish we had.“ and the Danny-Steve hug at the end, when Danny wins, and steps back and then surges forward.

5. This is probably my last truly favorite episode. Steve McGarrett rewrote the whole world and Danny Williams? Was the superhero who saved his Dad, and then he saved Steve, in real life, and he still told Steve the heart-shattering truth about that death all over again. 

******

(And one to grow on:

The follow-up scene connections. The difference from Steve leaving a “Dear Danno” letter on his desk and running off to Asia and getting STRAIGHT UP SCHOOLED by Danny about being an ass of human no matter if it had been professionally informative. 

To first calling Danny and leaving a message before leaving a country, if he was on the island and busy. To now, calling Danny even while he’s inland to tell Danny he has to leave the island/country. I’m serious. Steve doesn’t stop to tell anyone he’s gotta do what he’s gotta do.

Except Danny.) 

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My new years eve look. Felt gorgeous and fine as fuck. Danced the night away. I made it through 2016 and in 2017 I will honor those who didn’t make it as best I can practicing my social justice work daily. To all the fat femme indigenous nonbinary LGBTQIA folx living with mental illness I send you love. Not for your porn blogs or thinspo bullshit. Okay to reblog for everyone else.

anonymous asked:

Asking for a friend "I may be planning a trip to Hawaii'i. Does anyone know of any businesses or tour companies that native Hawaiians own and operate?" Suggestions on non haole owned?

*******Pasifika famili*********

Also, which island would your friend be traveling to??

Candid photo of me at prom a little over a year ago. I am kanaka maoli (native hawaiian) & white. Another way to say this is hapa haole, and I bring this up because folks in the asian community (folks without kanaka maoli ancestry) appropriate the word “hapa” far too often, and I want to bring awareness to that. 

I struggle greatly with my identity. My great-great grandmother was full native, but she never passed anything down to my mother (though my mother spent a lot of time with her.) When Hawai'i was illegally occupied and colonized by the U.S., ‘ōlelo Hawai'i was banned, hula was deemed the dance of the heathens and outlawed, and luau bastardized (among other things.) The tourist industry continues that bastardization to this day and the influx of haole moving to the islands kicks kanaka maoli off their own lands.

We are never taught about the colonization of Hawai'i in the U.S. I am trying to educate myself as best I can, I’m trying to teach myself my ancestors’ language, but resources are few and far between. I will forever strive to return to my kanaka maoli roots.

haole-cop  asked:

Romantic weakness: getting crowded back into his own furniture, counters, and walls.

“Hello, this is the voicemail for Steve’s….mouth…mind….everything." 

Steve will get back to you whenever this mouth isn’t busy anymore.“ 

"We don’t suggest waiting. In situations like this, the only thing he opens his mouth to say, will probably be biting, scathing commentary, to keep Danny shoving him back harder and harder into the wall, counter, furniture piece of choice." 

Hapa

Soo… I was @ this museum the other day, and they had this great exhibit on race and racism, but then I noticed something that put me off… part of the exhibit was a series of photos called “The Hapa Project”, which consisted of portraits of mixed race people. For those of you who don’t know, Hapa is a pidgin word meaning “half”. It’s commonly used by mixed race hawaiians. For example, I am hapa haole, “half white”. Anyway, the reason why this project upset me is because the photographer wasn’t Hawaiian, and nor were all the subjects in the photos.. there were only two mixed Hawaiians in the whole line up… I was pretty steamed, bc like… so much of my culture has been consumed by non Hawaiians, and nothing we create FOR OURSELVES is ever left alone.. literally our own word for our people, “kanaka”, was turned into a slur for us!!! Just… if you’re not Hawaiian, don’t use hapa for yourself!! Literally just use half or mixed!! Our culture was almost wiped out by haloes, and we don’t need you stealing what’s left of it! Sorry this got so emotional, but this means a lot to me… Thank you, this has been psa…

We need to remember: Native Hawaiian Culture > Local Culture

I see this all the time from locals when issues on Hawaiian culture arise, where we think just cause we grew up around da culture, we have any say in how it should or shouldn’t be used.

Lucky we live HI but it doesn’t make us free from harming Native Hawaiians. We who do not have Hawaiian in our bloodlines, are haole to these lands in its original meaning. Yes, Hawai’i is a much more loving place than most and I am so proud to be from Hawai’i, but we are not free of racism, neo-colonialism, etc, including against Hawaiians.

When local culture says one thing but Hawaiian says another, Hawaiian culture wins, because it is HAWAIIAN CULTURE. We as locals, haoles, cannot combat the feelings and lived word of Hawaiians. Ainokea if we grew up with one thing and all of a sudden they saying different. Such as with Hapa. Local culture says its anyone who is mixed with anything. I grew up around that, you grew up around that. But that is false. That is erasure of the true meaning of Hapa, of what the identity of Hapa was born out of, of the Hawaiian culture attached to it. You are not Hapa if you are not part-Hawaiian, no matter what local culture says.

Hawaiian culture always comes before local culture. Respect the culture and respect Native Hawaiians.

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~~MY (THEY/THEIR) TRANS STORY~

I’m nb trans, and aporogender more specifically. Being fat and having big boobs in addition to dressing the way I want essentially means that I never pass in any situation. I have been told to just loose weight or bind so that some people will be more willing to respect my identity. I want my body to stay the way it is. Bodies don’t have gender identities, people do. Clothes don’t have gender identities, people do. My gender identity is valid regardless of what I look like or how I dress. Sorry, not sorry for being someone who takes more conscious effort to respect, the way I am and acknowledging that has been the defining thing that keeps me from ending my life.

OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS:

white/white-passing trans folx: can we please share more tpoc and especially dark trans black women? Also let’s not fetishize them. Let’s not talk about how attractive they are to us. They don’t exist for us to have something beautiful to behold.

Nonfat trans folx: please represent fat trans folx. Not just cute fat or sporty fat. Like actually go through the tags and rep all fat trans folx.

Able bodied trans folx: let us represent any disabled/mobility challenged trans folx. They are fucking valid and rarely if ever get representation. Also let’s not talk about what inspirations they are. Their life struggles are not there to make you feel better.

Financially stable trans folx: We need to represent poor trans folx. Money gives us access to soooo much that can help alleviate some of our pain or at least make it somewhat easier to manage.

TLDR: trans folx, represent other trans folx that are marginalized in ways you aren’t. While trans representation is abysmal enough, trans folx who are white and thin and able bodied and have financial stability are the vast majority of the kind of representation our community does get. Let’s do better.

*I definitely didn’t mention all the different levels of marginalization or marginalized identities within the trans community. Feel free to add to this, correct any mistakes I have made, etc.

** for those trans folx who are not wanting or not able to participate, you are in my thoughts today. You are not alone.

***I will go through the tag as much as I can, but also feel free to submit or tag me in things to make sure I reblog them.

Please don’t make assumptions. I’m not your “waifu.”

Something has been bothering me for the past 6+ months, and I’d like to get it off my chest. Please feel free to scroll past and enjoy my blog posts on fashion, gardens, and cats ^^

If someone has a Japanese last name, and they tell you that their family has lived in the US since before WWII, please don’t ask them if they speak Japanese, or why Japanese women do their makeup a certain way, or what they think of Shinzo Abe’s XXXX policy… It may also be a good idea not to badger them about why they don’t speak Japanese, and why they should speak Japanese. Here’s the thing: many Japanese-Americans aren’t Japanese nationals. We may not know or care about Japanese national’s views on weight or Japanese politics.  We also most certainly do not fit your idea of what a Japanese woman should be.

Growing up as a half white, half Japanese girl in Hawaii, I was always told that I “looked haole” or white. I was teased by my family and friends for my pale skin. But on the continental United States it has been different. It’s as if some people only see me for my Japanese name and nothing else. They expect me to fit into their idea of what a Japanese woman should be. But here’s the thing: I’m Japanese-American. I’m not your “waifu.” I’m ethnically Japanese, but I’m American. My great-grandparents watched Pearl Harbor get bombed from their little house in Ewa. As a child, my grandma watched the young men in her camp leave to join the 442nd, never to return.

No one in my family speaks Japanese anymore. The women in my family are outspoken and loud. We won’t make you a bento or rub your back if you command us to. We are not compliant, timid women. We aren’t your “waifu.”

What bothered me the most was that most of these experiences on the Mainland were from interactions with men from other ethnic minorities. Please: out of all of the craziness that we go through, you should at least understand what it’s like to have negative stereotypes. Please don’t perpetuate them.