My first post asserted that respect was key. This is true anywhere in any culture in the world. Go to Scotland and try telling them how we do things in the USA, and you'll likely end up with a haggis enema, white or not.<quoted text>
There is a lot of truth to what you're saying. I don't argue that. I never said everything is "honkydory", but the topic was Hawaii (Kaua'i) and how long it takes to be a local. If the topic was about the Detroit Metro area, then I would tell you that things aren't "honkydory"
In fact, one of the most segregated states I've ever lived in is Michigan.
It's not racism--it's in-group vs out-group.
And malihini haoles are the out-group in Hawaii.