Stop the ongoing introduction of Apartheid

Remove separate systems based on race, or separate comittees or representation based on race, such as Maori wards, Maori only health and education providors, Maunga authorities etc.

This is not to say that some sections of the community are not disadvantaged, but those disadvantages would be better resoved in unity and ought to be.

We have an ever expanding state funded identity politics sector, which provides jobs for the boys (and girls), but is acually detrimental for the cohesion of society and which is increasing resentment for both 'sides'. 

Why the contribution is important

Identity politics and creating and reinforcing racial factions is racism by another name, which is unethical. It's less efficient in achieving genuine objectives than working together would be.

 

by Harry on May 10, 2021 at 01:08PM

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Average rating: 2.6
Based on: 5 votes

Comments

  • Posted by dpeddie May 22, 2021 at 17:16

    I agree. New Zealanders are all equal. Separate systems should not be created based on race. If special services are required for people with a special need then this service should be available to all people with that need regardless of race.
  • Posted by Mel July 23, 2021 at 07:23

    I agree. We are in a democracy and moving towards an ethnostate is dangerous, no matter the good intentions behind such policy changes. I don't see such moves as improving outcomes. Rather, such moves will result in increased racial separation and increased racial disaffection rather than a united NZ.

    Solving inequalities should look behind the 'shop window' and address the elephant in the room. That elephant is poverty, housing, gangs and addiction. What we actually need to improve things are people in NZ have warm and safe housing, secure jobs and access to mental health services in a timely manner. Nga mihi.
  • Posted by Kay July 28, 2021 at 15:41

    I gave this 1 star but would have given it minus one if I could. Systemic racism needs more work to overcome barriers imposed through land theft and worse treatment for Māori than for Pākehā.
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