Posts Tagged ‘Prejudice’

Māori man given ‘black guy repellent’ takes Queensland employer to court Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

A Māori Niuean man working for a Rainbow Beach tour company in Queensland, Australia was given a canister labelled ‘Black Guy Repllent’ [sic] by his coworkers when he asked for sunscreen, he claims. Read more Related Posts:Popemobile hits back: Francis gets black eye, bleedingCharter schools closure will affect MāoriCare and protection system is a Pākeha Read more

Anti-Catholicism: the last acceptable prejudice in America Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Anti-Catholicism has been called “the last acceptable prejudice.” Tragically, it was on display at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to be a federal appellate judge. Barrett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, is a constitutional law expert who has clerked for appellate and Supreme Court judges. She is Read more

Atheists face prejudice except in NZ and Finland Comments 1

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

An international study of people’s attitudes to atheists found in general they are perceived as “potentially morally depraved and dangerous”. It  discovered people of all faith leanings, including non-believers have a shared distrust of atheists. Only respondents in New Zealand and Finland did not exhibit a clear bias against atheists. The study was conducted by Read more

Archbishop Loy Chong – transgender people of equal value Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong says Catholics in Fiji treats various gender communities with equal value. “For us, everyone is the same and this has also been addressed by the Pope, who made special reference to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex (LGBTI) community,” he said. The archbishop is one Read more

Fiji Times charged over ‘inciteful’ article against Muslims Comments 1

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Three senior officials of The Fiji Times and another man appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula, The Fiji Times Editor-in-Chief, Fred Wesley and The Fiji Times general manager/publisher Hank Arts, the Fiji Times Limited. They are charged with inciting communal antagonism in relation to letter to the editor Read more

Anti-Islam sentiment surfaces in Remuera Comments 1

Friday, April 15th, 2016

A controversial billboard that has now been defaced twice lives on to tell a Remuera church’s original message. The second attack on the billboard was discovered early this morning. The words “Islam Hates Us” had been stuck over the original caption, “I don’t like losers”, which had been written in a speech bubble coming from Read more

Muslims facing many challenges in NZ Comments 0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

A racist rant on a Lower Hutt bus last week, captured on a video, highlights the some of the challenges faced by Muslims in New Zealand. The incident took place on a Valley Flyer bus travelling between Petone and Naenae last Wednesday morning. Another challenge is the reluctance of employers to hire them are among Read more

“Dumb Irish” stereotype gets yet another airing Comments 0

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Media have once again aired the common stereotype about the comic incompetence of the “Dumb Irish”, who are always good for a laugh. And the commentors have been quick to climb on board. Ireland, it seems, is inhabited by characters straight out of Fr Ted and Mrs Brown’s Boys, and now they are invading Read more

Race relations chief slams terrifying attack on Jewish child Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Race Relations Commissioner has condemned a “cowardly” hate crime against a small boy in Auckland. Dame Susan Devoy said she was disgusted to hear of an attack on a four year-old Jewish boy who was walking home from pre-school in Mt Eden. The boy was traumatised after a man approached him, then slapped him Read more

NZ Moslems say backlash not as bad in NZ as other places Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Moslem leaders have expressed disappointment about the backlash they are experiencing as a result of the activity of Moslem extremists. While they are disheartened by this they say the situation is not as bad in New Zealand as it is in other places. The constant association with radicals is disheartening, says the President of the Read more