29 Nov '14, 3pm

Nationality, Ethnicity all Tangled Up #Travel #travel

This post has been haunting me ever since I read it when it first published. I have a very clear viewpoint on this matter, which always seems to get mixed reactions. Coming from Hawaii, I was raised where being ethnically mixed in “blood” is the total and complete norm. We take it without question that our cousin is Hawaiian-Japanese-Filipino-Portuguese while we ourselves are Hawaiian-Chinese-Puerto Rican. This mixture of “races” goes back to the plantation days in the late 1800′s when people from China, Portugal, Philippines, Japan and Korea immigrated to the islands to work together on the plantations. They married one another freely, and married in with the Native Hawaiians, creating who we are as a people today. Even our local language, Hawaiian Creole English, is a mix of these main cultures. In Hawaii, we are able to list off where our mixtures are from, this is to t...

Full article: http://runawayjuno.com/runaway-tales/nationality-ethnicit...

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