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Working for a better economy, better governance and a better society

by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.

A series of three 60-minute lecture/discussions were scheduled for the Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu on three successive Sundays in September 2010. The presentations were publicly announced ahead of time. I, Ken Conklin, was the speaker for September 12. My topic was: “Unity and Equality vs. Racial Separatism — Why the Akaka bill is historically, legally, and morally wrong; with bad consequences for all Hawaii’s people including those with native ancestry”

Being a retired professor, I’m accustomed to using lecture notes. I wanted to make the notes available to the audience, including internet web page links that would provide more detailed explanations plus citations of source material. Since the notes ran longer than a single page, and not knowing how many people might attend, I made the notes available on a web page which you can access here.

Below, you will find video of the entire discussion.

Ken Conklin’s Akaka Bill Lecture Part 1 from Grassroot Institute on Vimeo.

Ken Conklin’s Akaka Bill Lecture Part 2 from Grassroot Institute on Vimeo.


Ken Conklin is a retired professor of philosophy, who has lived in Kane’ohe since 1992. His area of greatest expertise has become the analysis of Hawaiian sovereignty. Dr. Conklin’s book “Hawaiian Apartheid: Racial Separatism and Ethnic Nationalism in the Aloha State” is in the Hawaii Public Library, and also at http://tinyurl.com/2a9fqa
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