How can a person make up for seven decades of misrepresentation and willful distortion in the time allotted to a sound bite?
“Jordan Neely’s killer and the racist violence at the heart of the American imperial project.”
“Didion depicts Hawaiʻi as a place that exists solely in the white American imagination, and, because of this, her journalism is a fiction.”
“To most outsiders, Hawai‘i is defined by the lei-draped, aloha-dispensing, honeymooner-welcoming image of the place. There’s no room for another version to emerge.”
Identity and agency tangle in complicated ways when none of the languages you speak can precisely channel who you are.