Calley Haneberg

Calley Haneberg

“Because, I know, I for one, didn’t vote for statehood because I
felt the Hawaiian people would certainly lose their identity and
all o f the other things. And if you look in all the government
jobs and I certainly don’t have any animosity towards the Japanese,
but I see what’s happening and they’re taking over, I mean if you
look in all the government jobs, city, county, federal, state
here in the islands of Hawaii, they’re predominately Japanesefilled.
And I know that my son never felt that way; he’s part-
Hawaiian and he went down because he was looking for a job and
he didn’t have one at the time, and he had two little boys to
support. And he said the Japanese people that he went to for
help to fill out the unemployment things were extremely rude and
not one bit helpful. And he’s an island boy, but he finally found
a Portuguese woman who sat down and explained everything to him
and when she was through he told her, “I just want to thank you;
you’re the first one who’s been nice to me and sat down and
explained what I should do. The rest of them told me I had no
chance to ever get …””

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