Racism

Why Aroha has to use a Pākehā name when applying for rentals

“I think that's extremely illustrative of the discrimination that happens in the [rental] sector.”

Pay secrecy is hurting Pacific and Asian women the most

Māori women can miss out on more $400K compared to Pākehā men over a 40-year working life.

Over 90% of Māori and Pasifika experience workplace racism

“Taika Waititi was right, there is a lot of racism in Aotearoa.”

‘It’s not safe for us’: Indian NZers on the rise of the far-right

The community is concerned a Hindu supremacist ideology is growing in Aotearoa

In My Opinion: NZ should wipe all cannabis possession charges

“In the last year alone, 44% of cannabis convictions were applied to Māori."

People are vandalising Asian mayoral candidates' election signs

One candidate has had more than 30 signs of theirs vandalised.

Hori’s Pledge: campaign to correct the country’s name to Aotearoa

It's a pushback against Don Brash's Hobson's Pledge.

Is Tauranga a hotspot for racism? We asked people on the street

Their answers will probably not surprise you.

“Are we safer?”: Unpacking the March 15 recovery efforts, three years on

Re: looked at what has been done when it comes to the Royal Commission of Inquiry recommendations.

63% of NZers hold at least one antisemitic view, new study finds

Seventeen percent of people surveyed say they know ‘virtually nothing’ about the Holocaust.

After March 15, aroha was showered on Muslims. Was that short-lived?

Three years on, have our mindsets shifted when it comes to racism?

Opinion: NZ’s Māori and Pasifika hip hop community need to address anti-Blackness

To clarify, you do not own hip hop. It has never 'belonged' to you and it never will.

Māori given pills for chronic pain instead of proper health treatment, research shows

Māori are not getting the adequate healthcare they need for chronic pain.

How misusing ethnicity contributes to anti-Pacific racism and victim blaming

The biggest subcluster of the current Covid outbreak centres on a church in Māngere, Auckland.

Protection for minority groups and tougher penalties under proposed changes to hate speech laws

Proposals for hate speech laws will impose harsher penalties and more protection for minority groups

The Government will apologise for the Dawn Raids

The Government will formally apologise for targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families.

A moment when I was dehumanised as an Asian woman

At the Stop Asian Hate march in Tāmaki Makaurau, we spoke to some Asian women about moments when they felt dehumanised.

Portraits from the Stop Asian Hate march in Tāmaki Makaurau

Hundreds gathered at Aotea Square in Tāmaki Makaurau today for the Stop Asian Hate march. Tunes from the Nepal Festival - which fittingly shared Aotea Square…

Asian New Zealanders are grieving after the Atlanta shooting

This week, eight people were killed in a massage parlour shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Six of them were Asian women. In the wake of a rise…

Grappling with my Chinese name

Auckland-based writer and actor Celine Dam has a complicated relationship with her Chinese name. At age 12, she gave herself the name Celine, so she could…

Māori-Asian solidarity in Aotearoa can be game-changing

When we talk about race relations in this country, how often do we consider the relations between Asian tauiwi and tangata whenua? It’s time for all…

Endless stories of racism in NZ schools

A question posed on Instagram has sparked a conversation about racism in NZ schools.

Racism and Islamophobia are a mental health issue

We’ve finally started to talk about mental health in New Zealand. But many discussions don’t include the experiences of people of colour. We need to talk…

Women of colour get candid about racism in NZ

“They could’ve stayed where they were feeling comfortable, but they decided to move to a whole new country just for their children.”

“And they never let us…

Black Lives Matter solidarity march: "It happens here in this country"

"It happens to me. That's why I'm here." With less than 24 hours notice, thousands of New Zealanders gathered to protest against racism and police violence…

New Zealanders tell us why they marched with the Black Lives Matter movement

On June 1, New Zealanders marched in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here's why.

New Zealand's Muslim community reacts to Christchurch terrorist's guilty plea

On the 26th March, the terrorist responsible for the Christchurch mosque attacks pled guilty to all charges. Muslim New Zealander of the year Asim Mukhtar talks…

Students tell us the most racist thing about New Zealand

Students at Victoria University talk about the insidious nature of racism in New Zealand, and how the classroom is the key place to produce change.

Why we love 'gross' Chinese food

When news broke that the coronavirus likely originated from a Wuhan wet market (a street market selling fresh produce), Chinese people were immediately demonised in the…