(This scene is at Kapi‘olani Maternity Hospital in October 1931. Doctors and nurses are busy helping patients.)
Thalia Massie is in that room. (points to her room)
What is she in for?
She had a curettage.
Yes, but the results were negative. She’s not pregnant.
(Nurse 2 looks at Nurse 1)
I know. Other nurses also wonder about the rape.
(Grace Fortescue enters to visit Thalia. She stares at the two nurses and is upset. She immediately finds the administrator.)
GRACE (stares at the administrator with disapproval)
I want only white nurses to be with my daughter. No “niggers.“
(The administrator is puzzled and looks at the Asian and Hawaiian nurses. Then looks back at Grace.)
GRACE (repeats her request impatiently)
Am I not clear? Only white nurses.
(Grace enters Thalia’s room and continues to complain.)
Thalia, I can’t believe this place! Even where we live, there are “niggers“ who have been living in Manoa for generations! Holding their lu‘aus…I can’t believe they’re allowed to live in our neighborhood. (She sighs.) Thank God, the military now has many who have strong values like we do.
(The two nurses and administrator stare at Thalia’s room puzzled. Then another patient enters the hospital. Nurses, doctors, and staff continue with their work.)