Monday, November 17, 2003

Intolerant Tolerance...

Hawaiians-Only Policy at School Upheld, so says the article from Yahoo! News. It seems that a non-Hawaiian wanted to attend a private school that admits only Hawaiians. Kamehameha Schools will consider non-Hawaiians only after all Hawaiians have been given a chance to attend. The non-Hawaiian brought suit claiming his civil rights were violated. His suit was dismissed. The ruling was determined because, according to U.S. District Judge Alan Kay, "Since the private school receives no federal funding, it should not be held to the same scrutiny as public schools." Interestingly enough, the article states that "three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Hawaiian is a racial designation and that the state law restricting the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' elections to Hawaiians constituted unconstitutional racial discrimination." Are we on a merry-go-round or what? One wonders whether, if the tables were turned, and a homosexual petitioned admission to a conservative Evangelical school... what would the outcome be?

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