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she tasted like imported sophistication and domestic cigarettes

natnovna:

he’s a broken man 

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kattui said: not ONLY did Pakeha produce a poorly translated treaty, but Maori did not even have a voice in Parliament until 1867. that's 27 YEARS after the treaty. by that time the European population had grown to 12/13 times that of that Maori; thier seats had no real influence anyway. The system is sneaky and only serves to lift white men and shove Maori and the remnants of Maori culture out of the way. News readers speaking Te Reo for one week a year is a pathetic, white-controlled counter to this.

EXACTLY a really great comment, maori are undermined at every point by pakeha regulation attempting to maintain a racially based underclass

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nvrnucles replied to your post: Omg i woke up with sooo many messages …

oh my god katie I missed you having a social justice moment while I was at school holy shit

i got about a million followers all from nz and about a million messages trying to justify institutionalised racism smh it was hardcore

Anonymous said: I keep trying to tell my friends and parents that even though NZ is a pretty peaceful country generally, Maori and Pacific Islanders do get discriminated against and persecuted because of their skin colour. Like, my dad is a bit racist (unintentionally, just how he was raised) towards anyone who has darker skin because they're "intimidating and most likely from a lower socioeconomic group and are less educated". He'll tell really racist jokes about them being on benefit or not being able (cont.)

to support families and when I call him out he just says “well it’s true and someone’s gotta say it.” He also thinks that the extra opportunities that are offered to Maori children and teens are “a waste of government money”. I live in Porirua so there’s a large Maori and Pacific Island population and more often than not at the mall, the security guards will follow around the Maori kids, not the pakeha kids even if they’re being more disruptive. I’ve seen a few police be downright racist albeit subtly, towards Polynesian and Maori people, especially in Wellington city near the bars and stuff. Going into clubs, my friends who are Polynesian get I.D.’d more or even kicked out because of “suspicious behaviour” or “disruptiveness” when they’ve done nothing. There’s no where near the extent of what’s happening in Ferguson, but racism still exist in NZ. Maori people are discriminated against, they were conned out of their land and forced into British culture and regulation.

exactly, people who ignore the racism in nz are the ones who benefit from it. thank you for this message!

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  1. u: i dont like ur favorite character
  2. me: ok cool ur opinion. 100%. this respect.
  3. me irl: wtf the fuck..............
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quickweaves:

Me: *skin breaks out*

Me @ god: ILL SEE YOU IN COURT

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Omg i woke up with sooo many messages please…

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also no pics are loading on my laptop rn so i will check out everyones blogs at a later date i am not ignoring you trust me

“Racism should never have happened and so you don’t get a cookie for reducing it.”
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that-gif-person said: To the person that said the treaty left the maori in a better position than pakeha, the treaty was literally translated into maori by a PAKEHA who mistranslated the many of the words leading the maori to believe that they would be able to keep their governance, chieftainship & the full rights to their land..which they did not.

yeah a pakeha who had absolutely no understanding of maori culture or communal practices and only understood stiff upper lip british capitalist business. i am glad there are new zealanders who understand this though!

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