I've noticed a lot of "island pride" on the UU forum from some of our native Hawaiian friends. So much pride, in fact, that it seemed to border on elitism. It's harmless enough, I guess. But it may be a symptom of something much bigger and darker. There's a whole movement to separate Hawaii from the Mainland. Some of this hatred has manifested in to violence against tourist.
I don't believe for a second that our Hawaiian brothers on UU condone this type of behavior. I hope that the UU members will continue to use the forum to bridge the gaps over our differences. And perhaps sites like UU will help overcome those who are too short-sited to see past the islands and over the ocean to the rest of us.