Starbucks will close for a conversation on race and bias. Will it make a difference?
I admit it, I spend a lot of time in Starbucks. When I'm in Honolulu, I tend to wake up about 6, and walk a third of a mile up the valley to the Manoa Starbucks. There, I get a coffee and a Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper, catch up on local and global events, check out the tide tables, then get out the computer to begin with the emails and do some writing. The clientele is primarily people of Asian descent, which makes sense, since 50%+ of the population of the valley is... people of Asian descent! Manoa Valley consists primarily of people of Asian descent, which is similar to urban Honolulu. The majority of people of Asian descent report Japanese ancestry, with Chinese and Filipino ancestry rounding out the top three. Manoa Valley around 1900. The primary use of the land was agriculture - taro and rice. This photo is on display in the Manoa Library. Manoa Valley, 1935 . The Manoa Starbucks fills in the morning with faculty and students fro