scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 523
Native Daughter One exciting aspect of university life is the spectrum of ideas that circulate So if you only want to be around like-minded folks you may as well stay home In light of that its truly sad that a class that was to examine an unpopular or politically incorrect view of Hawaiian nationalism and sovereignty has been canceled because the students didnt feel safe attending it Apparently a group of elder students of the University of Hawaiis Academy for Life-Long Learning wanted to hear the views of Kenneth Conklin a retired teacher who opposes race-based programs and quarrels with the Hawaiian sovereignty movement So the academy set up a five-week course to be led by Conklin at the UH-Manoa Campus Center But according to the academys coordinator Rebecca Goodman an angry man didnt approve of Conklin landing a platform from which to challenge Hawaiian sovereignty She says the man threatened her and when the students caught wind of the intimidation they dropped Conklins class Now because the students dont feel safe attending Conklins course on campus Goodman is looking for an off-campus venue And when she finds it she wont be publicizing it Regardless of whether we agree with Conklin or not we wouldnt dream of undermining his right to hold forth or of discouraging those who want to listen to him In this case its the students not the university who bowed to intimidation We cant fault people aged 65 to 91 for being scared But we are disappointed that one person succeeded in suppressing their debate UH-Manoa has a vibrant Hawaiian studies program whose members make no secret of supporting sovereignty and condemning Americas treatment of Native Hawaiians Its their academic freedom to do so Moreover people in Hawaii have frequently called for Haunani-Kay Trask a UH professor and Hawaiian nationalist to be fired for what they consider offensive statements And the university administration has defended her academic freedom as it should
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA