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What do terms like systemic racism, microaggression and white fragility mean? Understanding these terms and their meanings is important, sociology and African American experts say, for anyone who hopes to be a meaningful ally in tackling racism: — ABC News (@ABC) June 15, 2020Continue Reading The Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) is putting its managers through training modules as part of a plan to eliminate institutional racism. A report to the board said racism was a basic underlying cause of poor health outcomes for Māori and Pacific people. David Tipene-Leach, who chairs Te Ora,Continue Reading Research has repeatedly shown that race is not a scientifically valid concept. Across the world, humans share 99.9% of their DNA. The characteristics that have come to define our popular understanding of race — hair texture, skin colour, facial features — represent only a few of the thousands ofContinue Reading

‘Yesterday I was African, today I am lost,’ Zimbabwe-born Takunda Muzondiwa tells an Auckland audience. A video of her describing the racism she has faced in her adopted country has clocked up more than 500,000 views. ‘Maybe I was blinded by the neon sign of opportunity, failed to read theContinue Reading

Institutional racism, discrimination and pay inequality were just some of the challenges for them. Saunoamaali’i said, “It’s been known for a long time that Pasifika women are at the bottom of the pay scale.” The Commissioner also shared her story of finding out that she was being paid $NZ40,000 lessContinue Reading

Sun said other people in New Zealand had made similar comments to her before. “It’s happened many times. It’s pretty common. “Most people in New Zealand are quite nice and friendly but some people in New Zealand don’t like Chinese and they say something quite rude to us.” Race RelationsContinue Reading

Most participants talked about the need for on-going daily interaction between Pākehā and Māori if racism were to be defeated. This theme included three sub-themes: integration, working together, and relationships. Māori makes up 14.9% of the population (Statistics New Zealand, 2013a) and participants indicated that in schools or towns whereContinue Reading