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April 22nd, 2005


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hoomakaikai78
11:23 pm - More People with An Identity Crisis in hapas


It's amazing how some people feel the need to step on Hawaiians in order to feel "special." Of course many don't realize it. However THEY SHOULD. Take a look in hapas:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/hapas/158995.html?nc=5

These people need to read about their history, culture, and traditions. Perhaps they will stop calling themselves a Hawaiian word. Perhaps they will realize how some Hawaiians are offended. How sad.

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From:diamondustt
Date:August 12th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
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i cant believe u would say that..i might have stumbled across this community, but that comment was really out there..im mixed asian and we only use hapa because people used it before to insult us, but now its like wer fine with it, we finaly have a name for owrselves..hawaiians should be honored we use their word for such a widely used purpose. Plus many words from many differnet languages are used in other cultures to define things they dont have words for. thats just how the world works. i have to say that your comment is truly heartless from my mixed asian stand point. and honestly truly kinda hurts someone would say something like that even. do u know what its like to be stuck between so many races and not have an identity? to always have people just call you one of your races when truely you are neither?..the word hapa has broght a since of unity amung all mixed people and a feeling of family and warmth no other word could bring to us. before we used the word hapa we were all alone and lost to the world, belonging nowhere. hapa has really brough us the world and i think you should be honored as a part hawaiian for us to gratify your native word hapa in such a way...

ok thanx for reading my ranting!!*^^*((sorry if its too long i just wanted to get it all out..also my spelling is horrible so sorry again))
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From:diamondustt
Date:August 12th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
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and im sorry if hawaiians are offended, im sure you realize it is not intentional.
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From:starian
Date:August 12th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
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That's not as bad as people swearing up and down that they are hawaiian by blod when they aren't at all.
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From:diamondustt
Date:August 12th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
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..people actually do that?
thats so sad.
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From:mestiza_faerie
Date:August 15th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)

i'm lost.

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sorry, but what does hapa mean? so far, i got that its a hawaiian word.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 16th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)

Re: i'm lost.

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alot of mixed asians use the word hapa to decribe anyone mixed with asian, and latly even non-mixed asians have been using it too. But i believe the original term was ment for mixed hawaiians.

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