Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jun 19, 2021 12:05:43 GMT 12
DIVISIVE WARDS MOVE DISINGENUOUS – Clive Bibby
I feel for those who have taken the time to make submissions during the council’s representation review process.
It concerns me that the council could have succeeded in hoodwinking the public into thinking that anybody was listening — especially those submitters who might be partially supportive of Maori wards but object to the way it has been handled. It didn’t need to happen this way.
Despite attempts by some of this community’s most influential citizens to justify the council’s contemptuous treatment of its own people, it is clear that this misguided move will do great damage to otherwise healthy interracial relationships.
You can’t force people to accept laws that are nakedly divisive when our recent history is one of acknowledgement of injustices, followed by significant progress with reconciliation and compensation. Why not build on that?.....