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The Department of Ethnic Studies at UH Mānoa focuses on comparative analyses of racial and ethnic groups, and inequalities among them through the lens of social justice. We take an ʻāina (land)-and ocean-based approach to our four focal areas — migration, social justice, oceanic connections, and engagement. Our research and teaching are interdisciplinary and transnational. As Ethnic Studies scholars, we specialize in race and ethnicity as they intersect with Indigeneity, class, gender, and sexuality in Hawaiʻi, the United States, and Oceania.
Foregrounding civic engagement and service learning, our department fosters thoughtful and compassionate leaders, and stewards of the ʻāina. We train our students to imagine and craft responsible alternatives to local, regional, national, and global problems.
Nearly 100 7-Eleven stores were targeted during an immigration sweep, including several stores in Los Angeles.
Federal agents sweep nearly 100 7-Eleven stores in immigration investigation
U.S. immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials...
Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny'
Marvel's Runaways Ep. 3, "Destiny" Recap (Spoilers) #Runaways
Marvel’s Runaways Ep. 3, “Destiny” Recap (Spoilers)
Whats up guys! It’s ya boy Dorian here, back at it again with another review! I watched episode 3 of Marvel’s Runaways, so you know I had ...
Why walls don't work: US Border Patrol has found over 80 tunnels since 2011
Tunnel rats stay busy stalking border drug smugglers
Group works to curtail underground trafficking at border.
‘We Cannot Remain Silent’: Rwanda Offers to Take in 30,000 African Migrants at Risk for Being Sold Into Slavery in Libya via @TheRoot
‘We Cannot Remain Silent’: Rwanda Offers to Take in 30,000 African Migrants at Risk for Being Sold Into Slavery
It has almost become a mantra these days: “I can’t believe that this is happening in 2017.” The way race relations in the U.S. are g...
'I am their family.' In Tunisia, one man's mission to bury the migrants who die at sea.
A powerful story by @latimes:
'I am their family.' In Tunisia, one man's mission to bury the migrants who die at sea
On a sandy stretch of land in Tunisia, a volunteer buries the dead migrants who wash ashore. In a dozen years, he's buried more than 400.
#GivingTuesday is almost here, and one nonprofit takes a data-driven approach to determining the effectiveness of a particular charity.
On #GivingTuesday, How To Get The Most Bang For Your Charity Buck
The nonprofit group GiveWell has just published its annual list of charities they can recommend based on hard evidence.
Why I Teach Ethnic Studies | HuffPost
DACA is still in effect. And we need to keep fighting for it. #DefendDACA #HereToStay
⚡️ “The 'mental gymnastics' of a Dreamer worrying about DACA”
We reject Trump's #DACA policy reversal. We affirm the diverse, meaningful contributions of DREAMers to the fabric of America #DefendDACA
A white nationalist fired a gun at the Charlottesville rally. A video shows nearby police officers didn't budge.
As White Nationalist in Charlottesville Fired, Police âNever Moved‘
Pleas for help and a safety plan were ignored at a rally that turned deadly on Aug. 12, participants said. Both sides feel betrayed by law enforcement...
Latinos express "disgust" with President Trump's decision to pardon Joe Arpaio
Latinos Express Outrage After Trump Pardons Arpaio
Strong reactions to the decision reflect the enduring anger over Mr. Arpaio‘s hard-line immigration enforcement and racial profiling.
A federal judge ruled this week that Arizona's ban on Mexican-American studies was racist.
Reserve your spot for the next cultural access into sacred Mākua Valley on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 pm here:
Mākua cultural access - Saturday, Sept 9
Mākua Valley is calling you and welcoming you home. Hele mai! Pay your respects to sacred Mākua on the next cultural access. Connect. Come home. Dea...
Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago
The most talked about NFL player this season may not even be taking the field
Kaepernick‘s Protest Cascades Into Protests Over His Job Situation
The issue of on-field protests is the most prominent of many facing the league. On Wednesday, supporters of the free-agent quarterback demonstrated in...
#Educators, this is an important victory! Tnx @chicanostocracy & @vlnzl & so many others for fighting #racism! 👊🏽 #EthnicStudies #MASTrial
Salon on Twitter
“Arizona judge declares ban on Mexican-American Studies course to be racist https://t.co/Fa4RHEydpb”
"It’s not just what you stand for, it’s who you sit with."
Check out this piece about #FightSupremacy.
How Women Of Color Are Dismantling White Supremacy One March At A Time
On Saturday morning, Natalie Sanchez arrived at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston well before counter-protesters started trickling in. The morning fog...
Aug 20 1619 – First ship of Africans arrives in Jamestown, Virginia. They were sold & traded into slavery for supplies.
Opinion | I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction
Opinion | I Don‘t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction
When people create alternate histories, they are largely replicating a history we already know.
Representation in media for women, LGBTQ folks, & people of color is still lacking, & it's not getting much better.
Representation In Hollywood Is Just As Depressing Today As It Was 10 Years Ago
"We don’t have a diversity problem; we actually have an inclusion crisis."
The First Amendment does not protect people who engage in violence.
ACLU of Northern CA on Twitter
“White supremacist violence is not free speech. https://t.co/PSgvd9iXiH”
There's no such thing as a "war on whites" in this country, and there are numbers to prove it.
Analysis | The ‘war on whites’ is a myth — and an ugly one
These 10 charts show how whites in America are much better off than nonwhites.
A #Charlottesville teacher asked us for books to read to her K-5 students. Here's a start--do you have more recs?
Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid
Looking for books to feed your child's curiosity and ignite the social activist inside of them? Here's our list of children's books to keep your child...
Aug 12 1959 – Little Rock, Arkansas, begins to integrate 2 public schools. Admission of 6 Black students met with violence by mobs.
Check it out! 'Rock the School Bells- Hawaii' - via @gofundme
You don't think people of color care about climate change & gentrification? @North_Pole_Show will prove you wrong.
Latino, black actors tackle gentrification, climate change amid laughs in upcoming web series
'The North Pole' is an upcoming comedic web series featuring Latino and black characters who grapple with gentrification and climate change in their n...
I always tell friends in #CapeTown that the US is a difficult place to be #Muslim; this data explains some of what I mean. #Islamophobia
Khaled Beydoun on Twitter
“On average, 9 mosques have been targeted every month in 2017 https://t.co/FPK8Au0F4Y”
A Judge Is About To Rule Whether Banning Mexican-American Studies Is Constitutional
Disadvantaged youth suffer when they believe in meritocracy, writes @mdawriter
What Happens When Poor Kids Are Taught Society Is Fair
A new study finds that believing in meritocracy can lead disadvantaged adolescents of color to act out and engage in risky behavior.
Cultural inequality is the norm in virtually every single creative sector. It's time to change that.
Latinos Are Becoming Extinct in Hollywood, Report Shows
Three years of protests, including #OscarsSoWhite, have done little to change Hollywood diversity, Latinos, in fact, are losing ground, according to a...
Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions - The New York Times
Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions
The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities deemed to have di...
#BDS opponents are wrong — boycotts are well within the bounds of academic conduct.
A Question of Academic Freedom
BDS opponents are wrong — boycotts are well within the bounds of academic conduct.