Ethnic Inequality in the Aloha State

Students of Kaleipuu Elementary in Waipahu welcome the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific. After decades of tracking socio-economic and educational statistics and trends, a UH Mānoa professor charges that people in Hawai‘i appear to be quite tolerant of ethnic inequality. Professor Jonathan Okamura says ethnic inequality here plays out in the same way racism does in other places. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports. Jonathan Okamura is a Professor of Ethnic Studies at UH Manoa. His current research on “Unequal Opportunity: Ethnic Inequality in Public Education in Hawaii” was published recently by the Hawaii State Teachers’ Association. Jonathan Okamura […]