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University of Hawai'i and Hawaiian Sovereignty -- A Case Study in Political Correctness Run Amok

University of Hawaii, Hawaiian Sovereignty, Political Correctness, Academic Freedom, Intimidation


(c) Copyright 2002 Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. All rights reserved


ACADEMIC FREEDOM TRAMPLED

THREATS OF VIOLENCE

INTIMIDATION AGAINST OFFERING A POLITICALLY INCORRECT COURSE

A PUBLIC FLAGSHIP UNIVERSITY HARNESSED TO SERVE POLITICAL GOALS OF RACIAL SEPARATISM AND ETHNIC NATIONALISM


SHORT SUMMARY


This is a story of academic freedom trampled at the University of Hawai'i. There has been recent intimidation against offering a "politically incorrect" course. In the past and at present there are threats of violence against "politically incorrect" professors, staffers, and students. The Center for Hawaiian Studies functions as a political propaganda factory, where conflicting views on history, law, and morality are not tolerated; and the CHS octopus reaches its tentacles into numerous other departments. The recently hired President of the university is going far beyond affirmative action programs (which are probably illegal anyway). He is explicitly harnessing UH as a political tool to defend racial entitlement programs and to help bring the dream (nightmare) of a Hawaiian nation into reality.

The following topics are covered in detail in this case-study. Links to these topics are provided at the end of the expanded introduction (See link near bottom of this page). It is essential for readers of this webpage to read the expanded introduction in order to understand how each piece of the puzzle fits into the total picture.

(1) A look at the racial supremacist doctrine which is the CHS party line and which President Dobelle actively supports; (2) A discussion of the UH propaganda factory known as the Center for Hawaiian Studies, and why its monolithic party line in support of racial supremacy has become the unchallenged orthodoxy in every academic department that shares students and curriculum with CHS; (3) A review of the short history of President Dobelle’s tenure as President at UH, focusing on his aggressiveness in pushing the CHS agenda and his recent pledge to politicize UH even further, harnessing UH as a partner in bringing about a racial supremacist government entity; (4) The first exchange of e-mails between the director of the Academy for Lifelong Learning and Dr. Conklin which then resulted in the newspaper article and editorial; (5) The Honolulu Advertiser article and editorial; and the articles published in the UH student newspaper Ka Leo; (6) Other examples of threats, intimidation, property damage and career damage caused by CHS activists and timid administrators

TV AND RADIO EVENTS RELATED TO THIS WEBPAGE

Attorney Patrick Hanifin (Arakaki1, Barrett, Arakaki2) and Ken Conklin appeared on Bob Rees' TV show "Counterpoint" on Sunday October 13, Channel 54, 5-6 PM, where this issue was discussed.

Patrick Hanifin and Ken Conklin were guests on Bob Rees' live radio program "Talk of the Town" on Hawai'i public radio Tuesday October 22.

Bob LeClair, Professor of Law at Kapiolani Community College, interviewed President Dobelle on a special 60-minute edition of his long-standing continuing TV series "You and the Law." The program was broadcast live on Friday November 8, 2002, with call-in questions. One caller asked about how President Dobelle's is using a mass letter of termination sent December 16, 2001 to all UH administrators (providing one-year contractually-required advance notice). The caller stated that Dobelle is using the mass termination, and hope of rehiring, as a method of intimidating faculty and suppressing dissent. Another caller specifically raised the issue of the the use of UH as a political tool promoting the Center For Hawaiian Studies party line, and whether that is related to Dobelle's failure to support academic freedom when staff and students were intimidated in an effort to suppress a Hawaiian sovereignty course with a different perspective. These were two out of only a handful of live questions broadcast during the program. The moderator had stated at the beginning of the program that political questions would not be welcome, so presumably the call-screeners screened out any calls about Dobelle's TV ads endorsing the losing candidate for Governor, which had resulted in the protest resignation of a UH trustee.


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(c) Copyright 2002 Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. All rights reserved


Email: ken_conklin@yahoo.com