Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Goodbye eskimo pie Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

The word Eskimo is about to disappear from New Zealand’s shelves. Following in the steps of companies around the world that are removing racist or insensitive names and logos from their products, Tip Top and Pascall confirmed on Wednesday that the word seen as derogatory by Inuit will soon be history. Read more  Related Posts:People Read more

Hate speech legislation on hold till after election Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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A proposal that could make hate speech a criminal offence has been stalled and is unlikely to pass before the election. The Government fast-tracked a review of hate speech legislation in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch terror attack last year. Justice Minister Andrew Little declared existing legislation on the issue “woefully inadequate.” Following Read more

St Patrick’s parish apologises for signboard notice Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
black live matter

The Pastoral Council for the Wairarapa Catholic Parish has issued a formal apology for the All Lives Matter sign displayed outside St. Patrick’s Church last week. It attracted coverage from every major media outlet in New Zealand. “St Patrick’s Church Masterton and the Pastoral Council of the Catholic Parish of Wairarapa sincerely apologise for the Read more

Is racism a reality in NZ workplaces? Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

A study from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) looked at the prevalence of racism in the New Zealand workplace and its impact on employee performance and wellbeing. Moreover, it shows how these findings compare to international data. Read more Related Posts:Boys do better in single -sex schoolsPope confronts the sin of racism and George Read more

John Cleese slams decision to remove Fawlty Towers episode Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Fawlty Towers

John Cleese has railed at the decision of BBC-owned streamer UKTV to remove the famous The Germans episode of Fawlty Towers from its platform. He labelled people who failed to see it as a critique of racist attitudes rather than an endorsement of them as “stupid.” “One of the things I’ve learned in the last Read more

Teach history with openness and balance to avoid racial tensions Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Approaching history with openness and balance will help the UK to avoid tensions surrounding race in the future, says Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales says the way people learn about the past needs an overhaul. Nichols says he has “spent time listening to people” and learned that Read more

Coster: Racism important issue for future of New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The commissioner of police, Andrew Coster thinks racism was one of the most important issues for the future of New Zealand. He said this when speaking at a vigil for George Floyd which was held at St Peter’s Church in Willis St, Wellington on Wednesday. “The events that led to the death of George Floyd Read more

Cardinal Dew: A church should not be politicised Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
all lives matter

Cardinal John Dew the Archbishop of Wellington says the All Lives Matter sign was put up on the message board outside St Patrick’s church in Masterton without the knowledge of the parish priest who was away on leave. “As Archbishop for the diocese, I do not support the placement of that sign. It should not Read more

All lives do not matter until Black lives matter Comments 0

Monday, June 15th, 2020
black lives matter

A Catholic church in Masterton has come under fire for displaying the controversial slogan all lives matter on its message board. A Twitter user posted a photo of the slogan on social media, saying it was “pretty disgusting.” “All lives do not matter until black lives matter. All lives do not matter until brown lives Read more

White skin does not mean superiority Comments 0

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious virus that has spread to every corner of the world. This time the virus is that of social, cultural, economic, political, institutional, legal and religious discrimination against people of different skin color, social status and historical origins. Racism is everywhere and people around the Read more