Who Gets To Be 'Hapa'?

Title

Who Gets To Be 'Hapa'?

Description

As the term, 'Hapa' which means 'part' grows in popularity, so does debate over how it should be used. Hapa, the author notes, is claimed by many multi-racial Asian Americans but it is also claimed by a growing sovereignty movement in Hawaii. So for some people, hapa means part Native Hawaiian, not an Asian American mix. Similarly, the word Hapa for some is derogatory but its origins in the Hawaiian language indicate that this was not always so. Includes a few references embedded as hyperlinks in this commentary.

Creator

Akemi Johnson

Publisher

NPR

Date

August 8, 2016

Type

Text

Coverage

United States

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Citation

Akemi Johnson, “Who Gets To Be 'Hapa'?,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2017, http://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/167.