Institutional racism is bad if it puts you behind bars but it’s good if it gets you into Parliament

October 13, 2014

The Maori Party is happy to go along with some forms of institutional racism.

"I keep this handy to deal with Winston Peters."

“I keep this handy to deal with Winston Peters.”

Indeed, it encourages them and will excoriate critics who suggest they be got rid of.

It all depends on the nature of the outcome and who are the beneficiaries.

Winston Peters spotted a few of the Maori Party’s favoured forms of racism early this year (and for his troubles was denounced by the Maori Party, the greenies and the lefties).

Mr Peters, speaking at Ratana Pa, says his party would never support “separatist” Maori Party policies such as having separate Maori units in prison, the separate Maori social welfare system Whanau Ora and the Tino Rangatiratanga Flag.

Mr Peters says he could not work with the Maori Party as long as it keeps “separatist” policies.

“You can’t have a Crown that’s composed of two different groups – the rest and Maori. Either we’re all together or we’re all going to be separate,” he says.

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Maanu, mana and the murky matter of institutional racism polluting the water debate

July 17, 2012

Publicly revealed for the first time…Maori Council plans for an eel farm in the English Channel.

It looks like the hard-working, long-serving member for Eketahuna North needs to brush up on his understanding of “institutional racism”.

The expression was used this morning by that Maanu Paul feller, interviewed (here) on Morning Report.

The Maanu Paul feller, of course, is a Maori Council leader, although he has not found himself in that position without controversy (as you will learn here).

In fact he got himself into hot water for talking about Maori claims to water and as recently as August last year (we are reminded here), the council gave the bugger the old heave-ho.

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