The Racism of Weed

CNN appears to be an opponent of President Trump, as are many media groups today. Political debate and discussion is good. CNN writers also claim the president is racist in many of his words, actions and national policy. Again, political discourse and criticism is good. Yet if CNN opposes racism -- which is a good … Continue reading The Racism of Weed

Me and John Lewis in Racist Hawai’i

Flags remain at half-staff due to the passing of a heroic giant in the march for social justice in the United States of America. John Robert Lewis was the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal police beating during the landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama. He encouraged all Americans to "get in good trouble, … Continue reading Me and John Lewis in Racist Hawai’i

Hawaiians Do Not Understand America’s 4th of July

As our young people tear down statues, call the nation racist, we must ask ourselves how it's possible they have such a dismal and distorted understanding of U.S., Hawaiian and world history. Certainly don't blame teachers or the school system. I know what goes on. Students are more interested in texting each other and finding … Continue reading Hawaiians Do Not Understand America’s 4th of July

CEO Connie Lau Racism Triggers Colin Kaepernick Style Blacklisting

Yesterday, I described my history suffering Institutional Racism at Hawaiian Electric. Today I'll provide a detailed summary and timeline showing how Hawaiian Electric management appears to have interfered and blacklisted/blackballed employment opportunities for me at HDS, Hawaiian Dental Services. There are thousands of residents and mainland contractors employed by the state's primary energy provider. Employees … Continue reading CEO Connie Lau Racism Triggers Colin Kaepernick Style Blacklisting

Racist Connie Lau Policies, Colin Kaepernick and Me

In August 2017, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (CK) took a knee in protest during the pre-game national anthem. He told media after the game, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color." His action triggered other protests and ignited … Continue reading Racist Connie Lau Policies, Colin Kaepernick and Me

African Americans and COVID19

David Harrison, writing in Wall Street Journal (6.28.20), reminded us Black people are more than 3.5 times at risk to die of COVID19 than White people. In part because Black Americans are more likely than White citizens to use public transportation, less likely to work in occupations where they can telecommute, and as a group … Continue reading African Americans and COVID19

Institutional Racism of Marijuana

You've heard the term "marijuana." You may have even tried this complex and controversial drug on occasion. Or with some 33 U.S. states authorizing legal Medical Cannabis or some 11 U.S. states legalizing the use of Recreational Cannabis, you might be a seasoned user. Good for you! We fully support Medical Cannabis. Yet if you … Continue reading Institutional Racism of Marijuana