As a Native Hawaiian, this really saddens me to see a Hawaiian man arrested for speaking our native language in Hawaii. But I am not surprised; this is par for the colonized course. https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/01/25/Hawaii-judge-orders-arrest-of-man-who-spoke-Hawaiian-language-in-court/8471516857580/?spt=su&or=btn_tw
@JubalBarca The truth is, this mass-cultural appropriation and oppression is normalized here. Imagine if, in 2018, there was a Native American community who had a Disneyland-like resort built in the middle of their village, and the people made to do bastardizations of their sacred dances, wear mock 'feather headresses' and entertain the rich tourists for $7 an hour. And then be arrested for speaking their own language. It'd be an utter outrage, right? But that is just everyday life, in Hawaii.
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