Fukunaga and Kahahawai
The Conclusion provides a racial comparison between the Fukunaga and Kahahawai cases and argues that Joe Kahahawai was also raced to death after being falsely accused of raping Thalia Massie. Based on their previous dispensing of racial injustice against non-Haoles, Haoles knew they could manipulate the criminal justice system for their benefit. So they subverted that system to have the ten-year sentences of the convicted killers of Kahahawai commuted to one hour. The racial significance of the Fukunaga case is hence evident in its illuminating how race maintained Haole supremacy and non-Haole oppression, despite the claims of colorblind justice and multicultural harmony. The chapter discusses the most recent public assertions of colorblindness and multiculturalism in Hawai‘i, which continue to be deployed to sustain ethnic inequality.
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