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(Anchorage Daily News)   The city with the highest concentration of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders on the US mainland is: A) San Diego B) San Francisco C) Anchorage   (adn.com) divider line 38
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2013-05-16 08:26:50 AM
Land is cheap compared to other West Coast areas.
 
2013-05-16 08:27:15 AM
Why are we putting Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders  in concentration camps?

/Anchorage isn't US mainland (CONUS)
//trick question?
 
2013-05-16 08:30:15 AM
Well, it's not (C) since Alaska isn't part of the US Mainland, so I'll guess (A).
 
2013-05-16 08:33:34 AM

Cheesehead_Dave: Well, it's not (C) since Alaska isn't part of the US Mainland, so I'll guess (A).


This. When speaking of "the US mainland," the phrase refers to the 48 contiguous states.
 
2013-05-16 08:33:59 AM

Cheesehead_Dave: Well, it's not (C) since Alaska isn't part of the US Mainland, so I'll guess (A).


The answer is always C, but this time it's the submitter's error.  Good catch, Cheesehead.
 
2013-05-16 08:36:34 AM
So since the mainland could apparently be in any state I would say D) Honolulu.
 
2013-05-16 08:38:33 AM
Calling an Alaskan a mainlander is fightin' words.

That aside, Anchorage has been a melting pot for quite a few years now.  When I lived there in the late 80's through mid 90's, I had a few friends that were part time gangsta wannabes.  One thing that I remember them saying was that when the Samoans rolled up, they rolled out.  Apparently the Samoans were at the top of the gangsta food chain in Anchorage.

Back then, the best place to meet people of many different cultures was at the Bush Company.
 
2013-05-16 08:43:25 AM

SBinRR: Calling an Alaskan a mainlander is fightin' words.

That aside, Anchorage has been a melting pot for quite a few years now.  When I lived there in the late 80's through mid 90's, I had a few friends that were part time gangsta wannabes.  One thing that I remember them saying was that when the Samoans rolled up, they rolled out.  Apparently the Samoans were at the top of the gangsta food chain in Anchorage.

Back then, the best place to meet people of many different cultures was at the Bush Company.


Skinny Pete said, "Oh, yeah? Wait till the Ukrainians show up."


/go relax
 
2013-05-16 09:00:40 AM

give me doughnuts: Cheesehead_Dave: Well, it's not (C) since Alaska isn't part of the US Mainland, so I'll guess (A).

This. When speaking of "the US mainland," the phrase refers to the 48 contiguous states.


This and This.
 
2013-05-16 09:06:52 AM
There are a lot of Marshall Islanders (Marshallese?) in Northwest Arkansas. I believe they were given land and a few consolations in exchange for letting the government have their tiny island chain to use for nuclear testing.
 
2013-05-16 09:11:46 AM
Hey guys, anyone mention the fact that Alaska is not part of the US mainland yet?
 
2013-05-16 09:48:36 AM
Makes sense, they're all water tribe.
 
2013-05-16 10:08:40 AM
Having lived in Anchorage from 98-03.. I can say that there were indeed a LOT of islander peoples there.. and there was a shady pizza place on Muldoon run by eastern europeans that wore a lot of tracksuits.

Back on topic, there was even one huge Samoan named Big Willy, who used to do Friday Night Fights.. I don't think he ever lost. Oh yeah, and apparently AK is an easy place to get some undocumented island people into. (the non -US territory islands, of course)
 
2013-05-16 10:16:54 AM
In Anchorage -- home to the highest concentration, per capita, of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders on the mainland -- another unique graduation tradition...

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/05/15/2903989/at-graduation-time-the-aloha-sp r eads.html#storylink=cpy
Anchorage Daily News refers to Alaska as part of the mainland? Has the mainland gone from referring to the 48 contiguous states to the North American continent?
 
2013-05-16 10:21:30 AM
Read about this in the Moke Policeman's Union
 
2013-05-16 10:41:12 AM

Whatthefark: In Anchorage -- home to the highest concentration, per capita, of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders on the mainland -- another unique graduation tradition...

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/05/15/2903989/at-graduation-time-the-aloha-sp r eads.html#storylink=cpy
Anchorage Daily News refers to Alaska as part of the mainland? Has the mainland gone from referring to the 48 contiguous states to the North American continent?


there are some who draw conclusions between mainland and CONUS. To them they aren't the same.

Mainland = anything connected by land even if it's via neighboring country like Canada.
CONUS = lower 48.
 
2013-05-16 11:05:58 AM
I thought they were all in Corvallis, OR
 
2013-05-16 11:12:55 AM
Not surprising.  Lived there 99-02, and not only do you get 2-3k per year just for breathing, if you can prove your native american heritage, you get free healthcare.  not the free vaccines and flu shots kind, but the all inclusive healthcare kind.

/people up there were wonderful
//lovely scenery, wildlife
///wayyyy too farkin dark and cold to stay.
 
2013-05-16 11:23:55 AM
I would have said Las Vegas. Between the Hawaiians and the Filipinos it's a chubby chasers paradise.
 
2013-05-16 11:44:47 AM
I would have said Kansas City. Apparently a teen girl in the northland is a chief/queen or something
 
2013-05-16 12:14:37 PM
sincitynewbie:  I would have said Las Vegas. Between the Hawaiians and the Filipinos it's a chubby chasers paradise.

Filipinos are not pacific islanders.
 
2013-05-16 03:18:27 PM

sincitynewbie: I would have said Las Vegas. Between the Hawaiians and the Filipinos it's a chubby chasers paradise.


Vegas is also known in Hawaii as the ninth island.

So Vegas would have been my guess as well.
 
2013-05-16 04:00:11 PM
Seussie:
"Not surprising.  Lived there 99-02, and not only do you get 2-3k per year just for breathing, if you can prove your native american heritage, you get free healthcare."

Native ams get free healthcare everywhere. At least until obamacare kicks in. Then only federally recognized tribes get free care. The rest have to go on medicaid or pay the irs if they don't buy it.
 
2013-05-16 04:04:14 PM
SirEattonHogg:
"Filipinos are not pacific islanders."

That would be news to many people, including the many flip chicks I went to hs with.

I was gonna vote for daly city, that's gotta be like 30 pct filipino. Anchorage is 3 pct? Pshh.

Another city near me, east palo alto, is full of tongans, samoans, etc.

I remember a tongan chick at my college graduation, she had so many leis you could barely see her face.
 
2013-05-16 04:10:52 PM
Census says epa is 7.5 pct pacific islander.

Anyone want to write the author of the article to tell her she has her facts wrong?

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0620956.html
 
2013-05-16 04:58:36 PM

SirEattonHogg: sincitynewbie:  I would have said Las Vegas. Between the Hawaiians and the Filipinos it's a chubby chasers paradise.

Filipinos are not pacific islanders.


...they're not  Polynesians, I'll grant you, but they're from islands, in the Pacific... kind of on the borderline of "Asian" and "Pacific Islander" I guess?
 
2013-05-16 05:54:52 PM
O'really:
That would be news to many people, including the many flip chicks I went to hs with.No offense but those flip chicks are idiots.  It's geographically in East Asia.  Filipinos are racially and linguistically closest to Malays, such as Indonesians and Malaysians.  As someone else pointed, they're not Polynesians.  And I presume no one thinks Malaysians and Indonesians are pacific islanders?I don't get this continuing misconception.
 
2013-05-16 06:41:24 PM
well malays and indos are considered southeast asia, no? flips aren't very ethnically similar to other east asians (japanese, korean, etc), so they're a bit hard to define. it seems some people consider philipinos southeast asian.

did you see the link i posted above by the us census?  "hawaiians and other pacific islanders" population is 7.5 percent of east palo alto. i guess since philipinos are not pac islanders, the author of the article is using some other sort of definition as to concentration?
 
2013-05-16 07:21:15 PM
everyone one who said vegas is correct.
 
2013-05-16 08:31:38 PM
O'reillywell malays and indos are considered southeast asia, no? flips aren't very ethnically similar to other east asians (japanese, korean, etc), so they're a bit hard to define. it seems some people consider philipinos southeast asian.

did you see the link i posted above by the us census?  "hawaiians and other pacific islanders" population is 7.5 percent of east palo alto. i guess since philipinos are not pac islanders, the author of the article is using some other sort of definition as to concentration?



I would think almost everyone in the Philippines considers themselves SE Asian and would be surprised that Americans think otherwise.  I agree with you that there is a difference between East Asians (Koreans, Japanese, Chinese) and Filipinos.  As they are indeed ethnically and culturally different due to its colonial past. Although this is mixed up since a large chunk of the Philippine population has some Chinese blood.

I believe the US census does not count Filipinos as Pacific Islanders but I did read some Filipino Americans did push for a classification as pacific islanders for purposes of scholarship money and/or government funding (and didn't want to have to compete/share such funds with other Asians).

I note this issue because I work for a company with a lot of medical workers, and the issue came up because the government wanted a racial breakdown of the company for statistical purposes.  However, the US Dept of Health specifically said for statistical purposes, pacific islander does not include Filipinos. So, I presume even the US govt thought the classification was pretty silly in the first place.
 
2013-05-16 08:49:19 PM
Yes, there is a clear distinction between "Pacific Islanders" which covers the people of Oceania - Polynesians, Micronesians, and Melanesians - vs. "Asians" which covers south-east Asia like the Phillipines. If we're going to by semantics we would have to call Japanese and Indonesians people "Pacific Islanders" but clearly the agreed-upon meaning is different.

In any case, this is a per-capita  concentration, so presumably other cities (like Las Vegas) may have higher total numbers.
 
2013-05-16 10:10:16 PM
There are a lot of Tongans in Salt Lake City. Also in San Francisco.

The fishing/sailing thing makes sense when you think about Polynesians in Alaska. I've heard also a lot of Vikings, er, I mean, Swedes and Norwegians on fishing boats up there.
 
2013-05-16 10:11:47 PM

o'really: I was gonna vote for daly city, that's gotta be like 30 pct filipino. Anchorage is 3 pct? Pshh.


Pinole is even more filipino than that.
 
2013-05-17 01:55:11 AM
Should you ever be unfortunate enough to find yourself in Anchorage, go eat at Hula Hands.  Polynesian food is never better when it's 30 below outside.
 
2013-05-17 02:26:59 AM
I agree, Hula Hands is the best. When I lived in Anchorage I would go there for lunch all the time.
 
2013-05-17 02:31:29 AM

SirEattonHogg: Filipinos are racially and linguistically closest to Malays, such as Indonesians and Malaysians.  As someone else pointed, they're not Polynesians.  And I presume no one thinks Malaysians and Indonesians are pacific islanders?I don't get this continuing misconception.


Of course this only happens when we get more detailed than the catch-all "Asian or Pacific Islander" category... ;)

SirEattonHogg: I note this issue because I work for a company with a lot of medical workers


Well, in  that case, you're an expert on Filipinas!

(I don't work in the field, but a large percentage of my non-MD friends who do are Filipinas/Filipinos.)
 
2013-05-17 02:59:56 PM
cloud_van_dame:
"There are a lot of Tongans in Salt Lake City."

Due to mormon missions there, I assume.
 
2013-05-17 03:03:33 PM
dbirchall:

SirEattonHogg: I note this issue because I work for a company with a lot of medical workers

"Well, in  that case, you're an expert on Filipinas!

(I don't work in the field, but a large percentage of my non-MD friends who do are Filipinas/Filipinos.)"

I seem to recall an article stating that the philipines has the highest concentration of nurses in the world. Much like india has a high concentration of engineers. And america has a large percentage of workers who are lawyers.

Every country has their priorities.
 
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