Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Campus mission bell removed over concern it is a racist symbol Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The University of California, Santa Cruz has taken down a cast-iron bell that memorialized Catholic missions in the state after a Native American group argued it was a symbol of racism and oppression. School employees removed the bell from its spot outside the Hahn Student Services Building during a ceremony Friday. The school decided to Read more

GP’s racism charge – for asking Muslim woman to remove face veil Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

A GP forced out of work for asking a woman to remove her face veil (niqab) has attracted more than 20,000 signatures on a petition demanding his reinstatement. Dr Keith Wolverson could be struck off after “politely” asking a Muslim mother to remove the face veil so he could hear her properly as she described Read more

Nationalism that neglects common good concerns Pope Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019

The re-emergence of nationalism that manifests in aggressive feelings against foreigners, especially immigrants, is of serious concern says Pope Francis. Nationalism that compromises international cooperation, mutual respect and the sustainable development goals of the United Nations is part of the growing problem. In addition, nationalism that neglects the common good and the growing threat of Read more

The rot behind New Zealand’s cloak of decency Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019
This is not New Zealand

I remember going back to Iran when I was younger and listening to my grandmother describe New Zealand to anyone who would listen. She had visited us in Christchurch and her eyes gleamed with hope when she spoke of it. It’s just paradise. Heaven. In the polluted concrete jungle of oppression and poverty that is big Read more

Racist and anti-religious graffiti on Catholic church in Gisborne Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Gisborne was spray-painted with racist obscenities and anti-religious insults last week. Abusive messages against the Christian religion and Pakeha were spray-painted in green on the state highway side of the church, next to Campion College, on Wednesday night. Parish priest Monsignor Frank Eggleton said bad timing made Read more

Germany’s churches warn against racism upsurge Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

An upsurge in racism in Germany has prompted German bishops urge those who ‘see themselves as Christians’ to oppose it. “Seizing this opportunity to stir up anger and hate against foreigners or those who think differently from us, or using violence against them is too reprehensible,” Bishop Gerhard Feige said in a statement circulated on Read more

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

Horrible hateful of toffee pop advert not racist Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA’s) Complaints Board has found a commercial advertising new caramelised white chocolate biscuits was not racist. The ruling comes after the board received a complaint that a TV advertisement for Griffins’ Toffee Pops had “offensive dialogue with racist overtones”.  Continue reading Related Posts:Muslims in Christmas adverts prompt racist stormIs there racism Read more

Hate Speech: MP wants media to have “duty of care” Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
hate speech

Labour backbencher Louisa Wall, is looking at the possibility of drafting legislation that would impose a “duty of care” on media organisations. In June she told the Herald on Sunday she would like a “duty of care” clause added to the Bill of Rights Act, so people could be held accountable for their use of free Read more

Is there racism in New Zealand? Undeniably Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy have waded into the discussions around comments by Kiwi director Taika Waititi that New Zealand is “racist as f***”. Continue reading Related Posts:Religious leaders should speak up against hate speechEnglish and Ardern agree National MP O’Connor…Abortion law campaigners want law change soonIf neoliberalism has Read more