The introduction presents the book’s principal argument that the speedy conviction and death sentence given to Myles Fukunaga, a likely insane Japanese American teenager, for killing a ten-year-old White boy, Gill Jamieson, was a major element in a trajectory of racial injustice against non-Whites. These injustices, which prevailed during the 1920s and 1930s, were directed against other non-Whites, such as labor organizers, who defied White (Haole) supremacy. Brought to light is how the racial category “Haole,” as socially constructed in Hawai‘i, differed in meaning and significance from White as understood in the continental United States, and how the Fukunaga case has been the subject of both scholarly and popular interest since its occurrence
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