Final Exam Summary Notes.docx - Final Exam Ethnic Studies 21 AC TLDR 1 Osorio Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo\u2019ole \u201cHawaiian Issues\u201d Calls for an end of US

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Final Exam: Ethnic Studies 21 AC TLDR 1. Osorio, Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo’ole. “Hawaiian Issues” Calls for an end of US military occupation of 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 communities Rights 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 Master Plan which provides: o Final resolution of the historical claims, abuse of civil rights, misuse of Hawaiian land and resources o Calls for federal recognition, repudiation, decolonization of Hawaii, re- establishing of Native Hawaiians as self-governing people Annexation military overthrow of Hawaii by US settlers, exploitation of land and resources, declaring statehood without giving Hawaiians the right to vote Vision of future native sovereignty contradicts US “liberal democracy”, based on deeply held beliefs and sovereign practices of a spiritual, ecological relationship between land and humans 3. U.S. Apologies to Native Americans and Native Hawaiians Protects the US from demands for repudiation vague, 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 apology Many native claims for sovereignty seem to be ignored no note of tangible action + 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 alternative for “fixing” people with pre-existing mental illnesses System 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 capitalism Socio-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.

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