Judge Orders Hawaii's Kamehameha Schools to Admit Student Who Challenged Hawaiians-Only Policy
By BRUCE DUNFORD, Associated Press Writer
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the exclusive Kamehameha Schools to admit a 12-year-old student pending a decision in the boy's civil rights challenge to the school's Hawaiians-only admissions policy.
U.S. District Judge David Ezra stressed that the preliminary injunction does not indicate whether he feels the private school's admissions policies are legal or not.
Admissions are highly prized, both for the quality of education and the low cost compared to other private schools. About 4,400 Hawaiian and part-Hawaiian students attend the schools. Non-Hawaiians are admitted if there are openings, after Hawaiians who meet the criteria have been offered admission, school officials say.
Last year, the first non-Hawaiian admitted to Kamehameha Schools in 40 years created an uproar by the alumni and in the Hawaiian community. This year, no non-Hawaiians were admitted.
The school was sued in June by another student who also challenged the admissions policy as a violation of federal civil rights law. A hearing in that case is scheduled Nov. 17, and it is possible that the courts could decide to consolidate the two cases.
NY taxpayers fund a homosexuals-only school. At least, the Hawaiian school is private. I need to find a support group for white heterosexuals.