Some Reflections on Raising Hapa-Haole kids

“Would I be considered an Asian-American actor?” asked my stage-struck 11 year-old thespian son after we listened to an NPR story about a Filipino play—notable because of the scarcity of Asian-American plays (and roles) out there.“Probably. . . do you consider yourself Asian-American?”“No, not really.”“Do you consider yourself White?”“No.”“What do you consider yourself?”He smiled a little sheepishly, “Hapa-Haole.”In Hawaii, folks of mixed ancestry are called “Hapa. … [Read more...]


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