Temple, Town, Tradition : The Collected Historical Essays of Lance D. Chase
Salt Lake City
Chase discusses his personal experiences living as a Mormon in Laie, Hawaii for twenty-five years. He and his family encountered racial slurs, hostility, burglaries, but after a while they felt like they belonged to the Hawaiian ohana (family). Then, Hawaiians began voicing distaste over Caucasians present in Hawaii, blaming them for the overthrow of their Queen 100 years ago. They began seeking reparations for the harm done to them, even calling for an exclusion of all ethnicities except natural-born Hawaiians.