Return of the Native Hawaiian Bill
“This week, the House will consider the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (H.R. 2314), which creates a separate, race-based government specifically for Native Hawaiians.” So says, accurately, the Natural Resources Committee Republicans in their alert today. Read Rep. Doc Hastings’s critique of the bill here. It’s also been criticized by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and in testimony by the Bush administration. Finally, Ramesh has condemned it. No more need be said. It’s a very, very bad bill.