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OHA published a 67-page document suddenly on November 13, 2007 which tried to smear the Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights just two days before a scheduled public meeting. The document also tried to twist history to support the Akaka bill and tried to discredit earlier testimony opposing the bill. Civil rights activists rushed to produce a rebuttal to the OHA document one day later.


OHA published a 67-page document suddenly on November 13, 2007 which tried to smear the Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights just two days before a scheduled public meeting. The document also tried to twist history to support the Akaka bill and tried to discredit earlier testimony opposing the bill.

OHA's 67-page document is entitled "Correcting the Record: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Justice for Native Hawaiians." It can be downloaded in pdf format from the OHA website at
http://oha.org/images/stories/071113correcting.pdf
and a list of appendices can be downloaded at
http://oha.org/images/stories/071113appendices.pdf

The rebuttal published by civil rights activists is entitled "Correcting OHA's Deceptive 'Correcting the Record'." It was written by a few civil rights activists operating under urgent time pressure with zero budget, to counteract the slick OHA document produced by a large staff with large budget over a period of about two months. The civil rights rebuttal describes how the previous civil rights committee from 1996 to 2006 was overwhelmingly stacked with supporters of race-based government and private programs, and worked closely with OHA and the powerful race-based institutions to counteract the Rice v. Cayetano decision, to facilitate development of the Akaka bill, and to support the Akaka bill throughout the first six years it was pending in Congress. The rebuttal straightens out some of the twisted Hawaiian history presented in the OHA report. This rebuttal can be found at
http://wiki.grassrootinstitute.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=2007-11-14_OHA_Fact_Check


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See a webpage documenting the strong bias of the Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1996 to 2006, plus a compilation of all major news reports and commentaries about the controversy over alleged "stacking" of this committee published from the July 13 2007 publication of the new list of committee members and continuing through the present (many dozens of items).

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SEE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AKAKA BILL

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SEE WEBPAGES ABOUT HAWAIIAN SOVEREIGNTY ISSUES IN ADDITION TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE AND THE AKAKA BILL