Sunday, April 03, 2005

White Chocolate

According to the SST Terry Ryan of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu is not actually the Maori he claims to be.
This hardly comes as a shock really, There are many Pakeha 'Maori' with pale skin, caucasian features and family names like Jones, Smith or McDonald in leadership positions at various iwi around the country. When you have organisations that provide services to people based purely on their ethnicity, you'd think a basic prerequesite for being in a position of power in such an organisation would be to check the whakapapa of the persons in charge. Of course when you challenge such a person on their ethnic background, you are then apparently racist and have sullied the good name of their half-Maori Great-Aunt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this is Racsism at work!
Racism alive and flourishing in Godzone  

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