rkwolfe: The readings were a lot to handle for me. I am a Caucasian female and blonde, who grew up between Waianae and Waimanalo. Anybody who knows Oahu knows that I was the one being teased and threatened because of my skin color. I had racial slurs spat at me everyday. “You *** haole!” Reading… I really like how you used a life experience to relate to this article, it give another example of how racism is somewhat still alive today. I took the class Japanese in America at Manoa and he talked about Hawaii as being, I think it was called, a melting pot. Hawaii has become such a diverse place to live with people of all different cultures and how you said people call you “haole” its just as much of a racist slur as one of the few that were mentioned in the article. I also strongly believe that its about how you are raised and not about the color of your skin. I know that there has been much controversy on nurture vs. nature.