Columbus Day no more
The hurtful and racist 2017 celebration of Columbus Day in Hawaii, which marked the beginning of the genocide of Native Americans, must be the last Columbus Day celebrated in our islands.
The holiday should be replaced with a celebration of Native Hawaiian and Native American culture as part of Indigenous Peoples Day.
The colonial legacy of U.S. imperialism in Hawaii is one of crimes against native people including injustice, poverty, theft and death. The United States plundered the Hawaiian Kingdom and imposed foreign rule on our islands.
Working-class people in Hawaii of all races must stand together and demand the formation of an independent, socialist, and eco-friendly Hawaiian Kingdom. The Hawaiian language must be restored as the national language, and the tourism industry brought under public ownership.
Let’s replace Trump with a Kamehameha descendant as Hawaii’s Commander-in-Chief!