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

Racists ate it up and asked for second helpings. After all, here was hard scientific evidence that seemed to corroborate what they had always claimed: that some races were intellectually inferior to others. Their failure to prosper economically was rooted not in history, but in nature. “There will be plentyContinue 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