Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
February 4, 2017
Summary: A valuable webpage providing information about 856 government funded racial entitlement programs for the exclusive benefit of "Native Hawaiians" was disrupted but has now been partially restored. Several other webpages on the same topic are also available. All these programs, valued into the Billions of dollars, are paid for by tax dollars from the governments of the United States and the State of Hawaii. It is likely that these programs are unconstitutional. Some have been challenged in state and federal courts. Thus far the lawsuits to dismantle them have been dismissed on technical procedural issues including "standing" and the "political question" doctrine. However, those dismissals never reached the merits of these cases. Thus all these programs remain available as targets for future civil rights lawsuits based on the 14th Amendment equal protection clause and other arguments. Keep in mind that this compilation pertains only to government programs funded by taxpayers, and does not include enormous privately funded programs such as Kamehameha Schools (Bishop Estate) which alone is worth $10-15 Billion, Lili'uokalani Childrens Trust, and many others. More recently, the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, has published a 217-page list of federal programs and grants for ethnic Hawaiians.
PARTIALLY RESTORED "FOR HAWAIIANS ONLY" WEBPAGE -- WHERE IT IS AND HOW TO USE IT
As of April 1, 2011 a Grassroot Institute of Hawaii webpage had identified and described 856 racial entitlement programs exclusively for the benefit of "Native Hawaiians." The webpage was apparently vandalized at some point, and also damaged when the entire Grassroot Institute website was reorganized.
Portions of the front page of the original webpage, including some clickable links, have been relocated to
A valuable place to click is
"4 Hawaiians Only Grant List -- Download HERE!" taking you to
which is an excel spreadsheet displaying
856 grants totaling approximately $322,220,808.
Approximate Federal spending: $265,666,125
Approximate State spending: $56,554,683
and if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of that list you will see an unexplained total figure of $1,021,373,536.00
Going back to the front page
Clicking "Search the database"
leads to a mostly empty display but with valuable clickable links at the bottom and in the left margin.
The tiny search window at the left is very useful. For example, put into the search window OHA and scroll down past all the error messages to see the search results which provide the names of individual grants plus URLs of pdf files. You can copy/paste any one of those URLs to download the pdf file which gives information about what the grants were for. Start over with the search window and try other things, like maybe NHLC (Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation) or Alu Like, or Papa Ola Lokahi (Native Hawaiian healthcare system), or Na Pua No'eau, etc.
On the left margin you can click on "random page" to see the header for some individual webpage that previously contained detailed information about a particular grant. Click on "random page" again to see another grant. And again. If you find one that interests you, put a keyword or two into the search window and you might strike gold!
The "about" link at the bottom leads to a comment that the webpage was vandalized.
OTHER WEBPAGE COMPILATIONS OF RACIAL ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS FOR [ETHNIC] HAWAIIANS ONLY
U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Native Hawaiian Relations,
217-page booklet published in 2016 "identifies Federal program and grant opportunities in health, housing, education, and labor for which members of the Native Hawaiian Community and Native Hawaiian organizations may apply. The guide was developed in partnership with Papa Ola Lōkahi, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), and the Native Hawaiian Education Council." Download here:
Native Hawaiian Racial Entitlement Programs Valued in the Billions of Dollars -- Description and List of Many [2003-2004]
Spreadsheet listing SOME of the Hawaiian racial entitlement programs during the years 2002 through 2014. The programs in this list totaled $419 Million.
In Summer 2002 attorney H. William Burgess did research for plaintiffs in the Arakaki2 lawsuit showing astonishing amounts of state government money spent for OHA and DHHL. For details, see: "OHA and DHHL Cost to State of Hawai'i Treasury: $1 Billion to Date. Estimate for Next Ten Years: $2 Billion More at the Current Expenditure Rate. See Spreadsheets On This Webpage for Details." Note that the estimate of three billion dollars only covers the period from 2002 to 2012. In more recent years 28,000 people on the waiting list for Hawaiian homesteads have successfully sued the state for enormous amounts in damages, while the courts have ordered the legislature to appropriate vast sums of money for the Department of Hawaiian Homelands.
Tenth anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court decision in Rice v. Cayetano. The February 23, 2000 decision in Hawaii's most important civil rights lawsuit spurred a decade of additional civil rights lawsuits against government and private race-based programs, and prompted racial separatists to seek protection for those programs through the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill)
On a related issue (Why are racial entitlement programs created and funded?): See webpage
"Native Hawaiian victimhood -- malpractice in the gathering and statistical analysis of data allegedly showing disproportionate Native Hawaiian victimhood for disease and social dysfunction. How and why the Hawaiian grievance industry uses bogus statistics to scam government and philanthropic organizations, politicians, and public opinion."
BACKGROUND ABOUT GRASSROOT INSTITUTE OF HAWAII AND WHAT HAPPENED TO ITS WEBSITE INCLUDING THE "FOR HAWAIIANS ONLY" WEBPAGE
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii describes itself as "an independent, nonprofit research and educational institution devoted to promoting the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and limited and accountable government throughout the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Through the publication of accurate and timely research and commentaries, as well as by organizing events, conferences, and seminars, the Institute seeks to educate and inform Hawaii's policy-makers, news media and the public at large on key public policy issues. Founded in 2001, the Institute’s research and education efforts have helped provide the intellectual foundations for many public policy debates. ... To maintain its role as an independent voice and watchdog, the Grassroot Institute refuses to accept funding from the local, state or federal governments. As an I.R.S. 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, the Grassroot Institute is non-partisan and does not endorse political candidates or parties." See
GRIH did a lot of research during a period from approximately 2006 to 2011 to identify and describe federal and state government grants of tax dollars to programs for the exclusive benefit of "Native Hawaiians." A "Native Hawaiian" is defined as anyone who has at least one ancestor who lived in Hawaii before Captain Cook's arrival in 1778; i.e., anyone with at least one drop of Hawaiian native blood.
GRIH produced a webpage which listed all government-funded programs it could find that were racially exclusive "For [ethnic] Hawaiians only." A subpage for each program provided the source and number of dollars in the grant, the stated purpose of the grant, and often additional information such as whether there were reports measuring the effectiveness of the program in achieving its goals [hardly ever!], and links to any webpages about the program produced by its administrators, or news reports, etc.
As of April 1, 2011 the GRIH webpage had identified and described 856 programs on a webpage
During the years following the retirement of founding President Richard Rowland, GRIH reorganized and expanded its administrative structure and website. During the reorganization several valuable webpages were either vandalized, disrupted, or lost. The largest one of those, with the most complex structure, was "For Hawaiians Only."
Portions of the "For Hawaiians Only" webpage have been recovered, allowing researchers access to some valuable information.
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