Just because there used to be "kill haole day" in most public schools still doesn't mean Whites living in Hawaii are forced to live in a racist state.
Just because you feel discomfort with White skin when you go to certain neighborhoods (Read: lower income, mostly Local) doesn't mean Hawaii is racist to Whites.
Just because your children read mo'olelo (stories) or recite oli (chants) or learn proper pule (prayers) in Hawaii's public schools doesn't mean Hawaii is forcing non-Hawaiians to subscribe to values that favor Hawaiians.
Just because a school exists in Hawaii that maintains Hawaiian ancestry as a prerequisite for entry doesn't mean our state prefers Hawaiian people over White people.
The facts remain that more Whites are employed in more higher paying jobs than other racial groups in Hawaii. We own a majority of the land and houses. We operate a majority of the businesses and firms. White people hold the majority of economic, political, military, justice, and social power in Hawaii.
Sometimes folks come to Hawaii, or were born and raised here, and are targeted for Whiteness. This doesn't mean Hawaii is a state that systematically denies Whites access.
I am White and moved to the Big Island with my Oahu-raised husband and Oregon-born, 3 month-old-infant to escape the lack of diversity that helps define life in Oregon. We would rather raise our son to thrive among all kids of people, and risk him getting singled out in a negative way for his Anglo skin, than smothering in a sea of White folks, thought, and privilege where his culture and race goes unquestioned.
I see White folks appropriating Hawaiian values everyday. White folks move here, we take some hula classes, we eat some spam, we learn to say "aloha," and then we think we are Hawaiian. We then try to deny other whites the privilege of living here/moving here/surfing here. Perfectly summarized in this South Park episode [ http://www.hulu.com/watch/414833 ] Ok. So its impossible to link a link that shows the whole video for free. But here is a good summary: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/new-south-park-episode-going-native-mocks-hawaii-locals-review-recap-video-340073.
Whites living in Hawaii own in the best houses, take the best jobs, commandeer the best schools, stake out the best surf spots, and then we complain when we get attitude from local people. Why not try a bit of aloha like white people expect brown people to rely on? What if Whites in Hawaii spent as much time volunteering for local non-profits, growing food, sharing educational opportunities, and working for more sustainable, equitable systems as we do wondering why local folks have beef with us?
I think its easier for my Caucasian brothers and sisters to claim 'reverse discrimination' than it is to actually examine, understand, and relate to the feelings of those whom were stolen from their paradise - largely through racist teachings about their monarchy and lifestyle - so White Americans could take it.
Check out this article depicting the feelings of retired University of Hawaii professor Kenneth Conklin who was so surprised by a 'lack of aloha' he stopped supporting any race-based political sovereignty for ethnic-Hawaiians so 'everyone should be treated equally by the government.' http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120431126
I think he should be saying that to the White-majority, male-dominated, American government, not the Hawaiian systems trying to make up for opportunities still lacking.
The point is that we White Folks need to rest assured that we are still holding United States' most significant forms of power. We run the police, schools, politics, government, media, etc and we still use these institutions to create and maintain power. We aren't victims of the racist institutions we still control.
A White person in Hawaii may get beat up, we may not feel comfortable somewhere, we may not get to go first in line.
But that is not racism reversed.
Wake up White Folks.