Final Exam: Ethnic Studies 21 ACTLDR1.Osorio, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo’ole. “Hawaiian Issues”Calls for an end of US military occupationof Hawaii ecological ramifications + contradicts Hawaiian values of inclusivity and love for the land. Greater public awareness + revival of Hawaiian culture and language + education of native cultural practice + reoccupation of Hawaiian land changes in schools and communitiesRights Osorio argues for gradual claim, some believe it hinders progress. Vision for Hawaiian sovereignty independence from US to protect against exploitation of global capitalist market+ restoration based upon values of inclusion 2.Trask, Mililani. “Hawaiian Sovereignty.”Hawaiian Sovereignty Ka Kahui MasterPlan which provides:oFinal resolution of the historical claims, abuse of civil rights, misuse of Hawaiian land and resourcesoCalls for federal recognition, repudiation, decolonization of Hawaii, re-establishing of Native Hawaiians as self-governing peopleAnnexationmilitary overthrow of Hawaii by US settlers, exploitation of land and resources, declaring statehood without giving Hawaiians the right to voteVision of future native sovereignty contradicts US “liberal democracy”, based on deeply held beliefs and sovereign practices of a spiritual, ecological relationship between land and humans3.U.S. Apologies to Native Americans and Native HawaiiansProtects the US from demands for repudiationvague, repetitive language,avoidance of any specifications or clear call to action + disclaimer + issued on behalf of the people of US not govt.Disclaimer US vs Them mentality + undermines the sincerity of the apologyMany native claims for sovereignty seem to be ignored no note of tangibleaction+ shifting blame to the Congregational Church and Queen Liliuokalani + does not account for deep cultural divide 4.Davis, Angela. Are Prisons Obsolete?Call for prison abolition is fundamentally linked with call for racial justice.Incarceration severe risk of mental instability+ unhealthy alternativefor “fixing” people with pre-existing mental illnessesSystem targets communities of colour relieves us of any responsibility towards tackling socio-economic conditions (poverty, hunger, lack of education and employment) ongoing problems of powerful global capitalismSocio-economic conditions are reproduced by the prison system (ex: poverty)Media and entertainment normalize notion of incarceration + presents romanticized version of prison system 5.Alexander, Michele. Chapter 5.