Kill Haole Day
Kill Haole Day is an annual event that some believe has occurred in some of Hawaiʻi's schools. On the last day of school before summer vacation, non-white students are said to harass and sometimes attack white students.
In his 2009 book, lawyer and former Hawaiʻi governor Ben Cayetano wrote that "Kill Haole Day" began as a news story headline about an incident between haole and local (not just Hawaiian) students. After that, "whenever there was a fight or an incident between haole and non-haole students, the news media, particularly the newspapers with their haole-dominated editorial boards, repeatedly reprised 'Kill Haole Day' in their news stories – as if it were a Hawaiian tradition."
Newspaper columnist Lee Cataluna wrote in 2010, "In terms of actual, first-person, eyewitness accounts of Kill Haole Day, no one had any [incidents] that happened in the last three decades. Not one teacher, not one police officer, not one victim or perpetrator."
- Hate crime laws in the United States
- Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
- Beat Up a White Kid Day
- Community Relations Commission. New community (Great Britain) 7–8: 267. ISSN 0047-9586. OCLC 615546790.
My students talked of the High Schools' 'Kill Haole Day' when a day in the school year was dedicated to roughing up the whites.
- Cayetano, Ben. Ben: A Memoir, From Street Kid to Governor (Watermark, 2009), p. 531
- "‘Kill haole day’ linked to hate-crime bill".
- Catalune, Lee (November 23, 2010). "Responses refute existence of any recent 'Kill Haole Day'". Honolulu Advertiser.
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