A small section of what happened in 1931-1932 on the island of O'ahu. Thalia Massie case that raised racial tension between the locals on Hawaii and foreigners. To Kill A Mockingbird reference- " She must destroy the evidence of her offense. What was the evidence of her offense? Tom Robinson, a human being"(Lee, 272).
History of the Thalia Massie case. What happened during the time of racism and unjust on the island of O'ahu is no mystery to anyone. "Massie Trial: Injustice and Courage" shows the agonizing facts of the trial. To Kill A Mockingbird reference- " We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe -some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they are born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others- some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of most men" (Lee, 274).
A present perspective of the events that occurred during the Massie trial period. To Kill A Mockingbird reference- "The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place"(Lee, 271).
Two criminal trials in Hawaii, one for rape and the other for murder. One of the events that forever changed the connection between Hawaiian race relations and politics. Filled with theories, twists, turns, lies, and a bag of injustice. To Kill A Mockingbird reference- "Link, that boy might go to the chair, but he's not going till the truth's told...' And you know what the truth is"( Lee, 195).