Should Kamehameha Schools admit people of other races?debate
If you're looking for both sides in the debate, here goes:
For the idea that they shouldn't:
Kamehameha Schools was founded by Bernice Pauahi Bishop's estate specifically for the purpose of educating native Hawaiians. This bequest should be honored and the tradition of Kamehameha as a Hawaiian-only school should be preserved. Legally speaking, Hawaiians have been discriminated against since the US takeover in the 1890s and should be allowed to have race-specific remedies for that.
For the idea that they should:
Bishop's will shouldn't be applied any more than some white racist's wish to leave all his money to a school that would only allow white students. Also, the 1/64 rule makes it so that a lot of the students going to Kamehameha are barely Hawaiian at all in terms of blood (Looking around, I may be wrong about whether this rule really exists. It's not specified anywhere that I can find. My memory is that this was the rule back in the '80s when I was in HS. And I stand by the main point that there are a lot of students who don't look Hawaiian.) Legally speaking, the discrimination against Hawaiians has been pretty far in the past and therefore does not warrant a race specific remedy today.