In Hawaii's plantation history, first, there was the Chinese. Then the Japanese came. Then the Koreans around the 1900s. Then the Filipinos in the 1930.

There were some overlap, with the groups, but majority followed the immigration pattern. This was what they did when they first arrived. By the 2nd gen, many moved on to other jobs.

Today's plantation, whatever is left, is far less labor intensive.

Who is working at the plantations today? Is there still a "specific" ethinc group? Or is it just like the labor market, where if you need a job, like this type of work, then apply and work. I'm not really sure if there is a specific question, just perhaps a discussion to know.

I know today's immigration does not follow this model. If someone move to Hawaii from Tonga or China today, he is not working in the plantations.