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Old 03-09-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Just curious. Are there any? Alot? A little? How do they fit in with the natives (ie compared to whites)? Also, while were on the subject of different cultures, how come there are so many Japanese in Hawaii? Never understood that. Some strange questions, but I've always been curious about these. Just though I'd ask. I know race is a sensitive issue, so can we please keep it civilized and try not to get too far off subject. Thanks alot for your time, appreciate it.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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There is a small percentage of blacks in Hawaii and an even smaller population of hispanic people.

I think that these minority groups probably are treated better here than on the mainland.

Other than the Hawaiians and most whites (missonaries, businessman) everyone else was brought in as cheap labor to work the pineapple and cane fields.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Why?
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Oh, excuse you are curious.
Chamber of Commerce website has the info.
I guess it's who you know but I know many people from Southern Cal that consider themselves Spanish/Latino/Hispanic. Depends on who you talk to.
I never saw a Black person on Kauai until 1985 and he was my fertility specialist.
I don't know what it is, but on Kauai there are more Blacks now but not where I am.
Japanese people came over to work in the cane fields early on. Now they own substantial land and businesses (lots of money) both local and foreign.
All my docs are local Japanese with exception to previously mentioned.
It also depends on the island's population.
On Oahu there will be a more diverse population.
Good luck to you.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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I don't know how many Blacks live here, but a neighbor across the road from me and the family at the end of the road are Black. There are always a few Blacks in town when we go to tiny Pahoa village, many are Rastafari. Big Island has a long history with Hispanics. Paniolo, the Hawaiian word for cowboy is derived from the word Hispanic. Many of the old families here are Portugese, there are 3-4 pages of people named Carvalho in the BI phonebook.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Well yes there are many Garcia, Silva etc...
Descendants of the Portuguese and Spanish that have come before them over here.
I took it like how many mainland Hispanics are here.
The local population is huge with Spanish/Latino/Hispanic/Portuguese.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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There is a small percentage of blacks in Hawaii and an even smaller population of Hispanic people.

I think that these minority groups probably are treated better here than on the mainland.

Other than the Hawaiians and most whites (missionaries, businessman) everyone else was brought in as cheap labor to work the pineapple and cane fields.
Actually, the opposite is true. Hawaii's Hispanic population is much larger than its black population.

Here is proof.

According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 110,006 people of Hispanic or Latino ancestry in Hawaii, as opposed to 29,895 African Americans. Hispanics comprise 8.6% of Hawaii's population; blacks account for only 2.3% of the populace.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Actually, the opposite is true. Hawaii's Hispanic population is much larger than its black population.

Here is proof.

According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 110,006 people of Hispanic or Latino ancestry in Hawaii, as opposed to 29,895 African Americans. Hispanics comprise 8.6% of Hawaii's population; blacks account for only 2.3% of the populace.
Great post! Telling it like it is...
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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did i read it correct that only 8.8% of Hawaii population is Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander?
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Cannon AFB, New Mexico
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Not sure of the real numbers or facts but from what I know, there are a lot of black people on Oahu. Not too sure about the Hispanics because I rarely see them around. Definitely a lot of whites, Portuguese, and Asian people as well.
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