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