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'Hapa' Now Means Pride in Ancestry

L.J. Toler, UNC News Services June 26, 2009 “Hapa,” derived from the Hawaiian word for “half,” used to be considered a derogatory word. Today, however, it has been embraced as a term of pride by many whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian or Pacific Rim ancestry. Portraits of Hapa from across the United States will be…

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