Tag: Hawaii

Hawaiian Activist Refuses to Speak English in Court

A group of activists blocked the construction of a large telescope on a mountain that many Native Hawaiians hold sacred. Kahookahi Kanuha, one of three activists arrested, refused to speak English in court. “I'm trying to show that the language is alive,” Kanuha told NPR. “And it's about time that Hawaiian be truly recognized, at the very least, as an equal...

University of Hawaii Professor States “Korean is Scientifically Superior”

On Thursday, December 15, Professor Sohn Ho-min of the University of Hawaii stated in a news conference that he believed that Korean was the world’s most superior language. The conference was to honor Sohn, who received the 3rd Korea Foundation Award. The Korea Foundation, established in 1991, gives out the Korea Foundation award to scholars who have contributed to...