The Real “Charlie Chan” in Hawaii

Updated May 26, 2020 The fictional detective “Charlie Chan” was based on the real-life Honolulu detective Chan Apana, whose father came from Southern China to Hawaii in the 1800s to work on the sugar plantations. Towards the end of that century however, many Chinese men like Chan Apana who were raised in Hawaii, represented the … Continue reading The Real “Charlie Chan” in Hawaii

The Story of Government Sanctioned Forced Mass Movement

Updated July 14, 2020 The popular exhibit entitled "Race: Are We So Different?"  offered a place to respectfully talk about race from a national public policy and a human interest standpoint. As defined in this exhibit, race is not who a person is. Instead, it is a human-made construct to categorize people to forward a political, … Continue reading The Story of Government Sanctioned Forced Mass Movement