Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jun 29, 2020 17:48:06 GMT 12
Northern Advocate 29/6/20
EARN PRIVILEGE What people like Cirran Payne (letters 20/6/20) insultingly and wrongly call ‘white privilege’, most Kiwis would call making the most of ones opportunities in life which results from making better life choices sacrifices and hard work. Anyone can achieve this successful outcome no matter what their upbringing or background or socio-economic status is.
So called “privilege” more correctly called achievement is not a birthright nor dependant on social standing, ethnicity or ancestry, it is earned, and it is not related to skin colour being in fact a quality of character.
Payne says “our systems and institutions have and are creating racial inequality”. Well I fully agree with that, because New Zealand through rampant racist and separatist legislative initiatives since the 1970s have given at least twenty special statutory race based rights to those who claim to be part Maori.
The negative part-Maori statistics that Payne quoted namely imprisonment, self-inflicted health issues, and generational unemployment will only improve when those involved actively address the problems themselves and that starts with accountability for their own actions, relinquishing their unreal sense of entitlements, sound parenting, and embracing education which is available to all Kiwis.
Malcontents blaming everyone else for their perceived woes is ludicrous. GEOFF PARKER, Whangarei
Post by second-class-citizen on Jun 30, 2020 13:25:58 GMT 12
Maori (ie part maori) are the most racially privileged group in NZ and possibly the world. There are hundreds of legislated race based privileges given to them but denied to all other Kiwis on the grounds of race. Every non-maori in NZ is racially discriminated against every day in NZ. We are all second-class citizens due to being denied the same rights and privileges that maori get. NZ is a racist country and now heading towards being a communist racist country.