What is racism?

LETTER

Racism is of course abhorrent to most people, but is it racist to identify people by ethnicity in media reporting or just conversing in general?

This could be about:

General academic success

Sporting achievements

Crime statistics

Gang warfare

Homeless people

Welfare benefits

Unemployment

Drug and alcohol dependency

Life expectancy

Obesity.

Or is it racist to even ask the question?

Is it not time to be open about these issues and set about being constructive about reversing these shocking and worsening trends?

Pouring in more money is not working!

PS – is it racist to just identify people by ethnicity?

NO LONGER WANTING TO BE CALLED A PAKEHA

Racism is of course abhorrent to most people, but is it racist to identify people by ethnicity in media reporting or just conversing in general?

This could be about:

General academic success

Sporting achievements

Crime statistics

Gang warfare

Homeless people

Welfare benefits

Unemployment

Drug and alcohol dependency

Life expectancy

Obesity.

Or is it racist to even ask the question?

Is it not time to be open about these issues and set about being constructive about reversing these shocking and worsening trends?

Pouring in more money is not working!

PS – is it racist to just identify people by ethnicity?

NO LONGER WANTING TO BE CALLED A PAKEHA

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