Media Stereotypes of Chuukese in Hawaii

Media Stereotypes of Chuukese in Hawaii

In Hawaii, discussing race and the construction of our identities is the cultural way of life. I enjoyed participating in deep, enlightening conversations about stereotypes and race almost on a daily basis. Unavoidably though, this led to some sharing negative perceptions of other people’s identities. These negative comments, in my experience, have largely been towards Micronesians-Chuukese...

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Making Sense of an Independent Chuuk (Part 7)

Making Sense of an Independent Chuuk (Part 7)

What does Chuuk have to offer to negotiate its own compact with the United States?

Guam offered 1/3 of their island. RMI negotiated Kwajalein and a history of nuclear tests. Saipan gave up Tinian, Pagan, and Farallon de Medinilla. Palau serves as a jumping off point into Asia as the westernmost country under a compact agreement. FSM, as a four state country offers the largest strategic denial for the US military...

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