It’s About Nationality, Not Race
The Hawaiian nation was overthrown in 1893 … not the Hawaiian race (it was a constitutional monarchy, not race-limited.) Yet, to date, apparently, the only people permitted to exercise their rights related to discussions on restoration, reparation, sovereignty, independence, etc related to the Hawaiian nation have been those of one race, the native Hawaiians.
However, all Hawaiian citizens lost their nation in 1893 … Hawai‘i was built up of many racial ethnic extractions, but they all came under one nationality, called a Hawaiian citizen or subject, not just those who lived in the Islands prior to 1778. Why aren’t all Hawaiian citizens included in the recognition and sovereignty discussions and decisions today?