Kamea Hadar Illustrates 'Hapa' as a Means to Promote Racial Equality

A symbol of cultural fairness.

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Smothered on a wall in the thick of rural Hawaii lies Hapa, a new mural by Kamea Hadar. Meaning “part” or “partial” in the state’s official language, the artwork is meant to symbolize the area’s melting pot of cultures, with an assertive emphasis placed on racial equality. Featuring the face of none other than Barack Obama himself, inscribed in the background is the speech he gave in Philadelphia — an emotionally-driven message referencing his humble beginnings and cultural impartiality. Click through the photos above to see the artist hard at work.

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