Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Haunani Apoliona is taking issue with a recent cartoon published in The Hawaii Reporter poking fun at their Kau Inoa campaign to find Hawaiians willing to participate in a tribal government. The cartoon, which can be seen here, pokes fun at the campaign calling it “Cow Inoa.” Apoliona calls it a “racial slur” and small minded.
This cartoon is merely a racist piece of propaganda. OHA and all those raised in Hawaii donâ??t find it funny at all. The cartoon should be pulled and the secret author publicly identified.
You can read other reactions, both pro and con, on the Hawaii Reporter’s web site.