Essay Only: Ethnic Groups

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William Rule
ISS 335
August 10, 2012
Okamura Thesis

There more than likely will always be some type of discrimination no matter where you reside or whom you reside with. Okamura speaks on institutional discrimination and how it provides maintenance to ethnic inequality. “Through policies, practices, and laws, such unequal treatment denies ethnic minorities the same opportunities and privileges enjoyed by the dominant ethnic groups, particularly in education and employment.” In the reading it portrays that not only is this an issue is employment but in the academic arena as well. In the introduction of the book he talked about the ethnicities that seemed to be the most affected in the area of education, in specific the University of Hawaii Manoa. “…after those tuition hikes, enrollment in the UH system plummeted from 50,000 to 45,000 students within three years.” (Okamura 2008) The decrease in enrollment was awfully declining because of tuition rates escalating. Okamura tried to advocate on behalf of the students who would be at risk of potentially paying these new tuition rates and also expressed to the Board of Regents at the University of Hawaii but his words went in one ear and out the other, and they continued to raise them. Higher learning among the different ethnic groups are heavily based on the tuition costs. Even though Okumura provided valid points as to why these rates should not be increased no change happened but only furthermore proving once again that…