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Racial discrimination OK — if it’s for racial Hawaiian natives December 6, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in American Indians, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, White.
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SAN FRANCISCO – A private school in Hawaii can favor Hawaiian natives for admission as a means of giving a helping hand to a downtrodden indigenous population, a divided federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

In Tuesday‘s decision, the majority noted that the case was unique because Congress has singled out the plight of native Hawaiians for improvement, just as lawmakers have done with Alaskan natives and American Indians.

Admission to the elite school is first granted to qualified Hawaiian students, and non-Hawaiians may be admitted if there are openings available.

The case was brought by a white student excluded because of his race.

The Kamehameha Schools were established under the 1883 will of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop as part of a trust now worth about $6.8 billion.

The decision came a day after the Supreme Court suggested during arguments in a different case that it might ban the practice of race-based admissions in public schools, even if the policy was intended to create racial harmony.

But the court that same year also permitted colleges to consider race as part of a “holistic review” of every application.

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C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Onelocalnews.com

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