The modern definition of haole is incorrect.

Hawaii News Now reporter Keoki Kerr has interestingly referred to U.S. Senator Brian Schatz and Caucasian (white) voters as "haoles," as seen in the quote below:

"According to the U.S. Census Office, about 36 percent of the people in the Puna district are Caucasians, something that clearly helped Schatz at the polls today. He's the first haole to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate since Oren Long," Keoki Kerr reported. "For [Colleen] Hanabusa, who is Japanese-American the demographics of the Puna area were not in her favor. Not only is there a high percentage of haoles but the number of Japanese-Americans in the Puna district is only about three or four percent."[1]

According to the Hawaiian language, a "haole" is someone who's a "foreigner;" but for whatever odd reasons, ignorant people only thinks that people of Caucasian ethnicities are "haoles."

Since Hawaii is a part of the United States, and since U.S. Senator Brian Schatz was born in the United States -- it's incorrect to call him a "haole."

Sources:

  1. Keoki Kerr. "Gabbard calls for another election delay; officials explain Maui ballot snafu." August 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM HST. Hawaii News Now. Retrieved August 16, 2014.

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