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Here's an excerpt from the article:
The interviewer asked how they would feel about having a Negro as a co-worker. The answer was unanimous: no problem. When asked how they would feel about a Negro as their immediate supervisor, again the answer was unanimous: no problem.
How they would feel if a Negro bought the house next door? A few had doubts, but again the majority fully accepted the possibility.
But then came the question: how would they feel if their daughter dated a Negro . . . or if she married a Negro. Suddenly the picture changed: the great majority drew the line here. They said, in effect, no dice.
How would they characterize Hawaii's attitude toward the Negro? Prejudiced, unprejudiced or partly prejudiced? They stated unanimously: partly prejudiced.
"People want equality for the Negro," said one, "so long as it doesn't affect them personally."
One local Caucasian believed that Hawaii tolerates the Negro because of the small number living here, but that the state still does not accept them.
So, if the state didn't accept black people, would it be reasonable to think that they probably listed a black child's race on a birth certificate as "Negro," rather than African?
What do you think?