The Globe has a big story on Hawaii’s houseless with a focus on the work of Project Hawaii’s Magin Patrick:
“All of these kids come from different situations. Some of their parents have jobs while some do not. Many of the children do not eat nutritious meals: therefore their teeth are not healthy and many have cavities. There are even a few children who are abused. One thing they all have in common, however, is that they have native Hawaiian heritage.
This is something seen time and time again. The United States government or any other economically powerful country invades an island of beauty, takes it over to turn it into a tourist attraction, and pushes the local, native population away. They are then less educated and therefore have little to no opportunity to find decent-paying jobs, if any.”