Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Brown Sugar: why the Rolling Stones are right to withdraw the song from their set list

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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The decision by the Rolling Stones to remove their 1971 song Brown Sugar from the set list for their upcoming US tour has drawn both praise and criticism. Read by some as a surrender to the “woke brigade” and by others as a reasonable response to the accusation the lyrics glorify “slavery, rape, torture and Read more

Conservatives and liberals called to link over life issues

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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For Catholics who put their faith first, before anything else, there is one way – above all others – to view the life and death issues facing local communities, the nation and the world: and that is, through the lens of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching! But instead, it clearly appears that more often Read more

Christchurch relief teacher issued stern warning over racist posts, given final warning

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

A Christchurch relief teacher who sent a friend racist posts on social media to “stimulate discussion” just a few months after the mosque attacks has narrowly escaped being found guilty of serious misconduct. The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal has instead issued Simon Humphrey a stern warning about his “ill-considered and unacceptable” racist posts saying any repeat Read more

Racist Pasifika comments are obnoxious

Monday, August 30th, 2021
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In the wake of the latest Covid outbreak, racist comments directed at Pasifika have prompted health and church authorities to speak out. The current Delta variant outbreak has disproportionately affected the Samoan community, including people exposed at a major church assembly in Māngere in Auckland. “These people were involved in legal activity and were operating Read more

‘Basic racism’: Pacific workers struggle to get training and promotions

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Pacific workers want to get ahead, but many find they are stuck in a narrow range of jobs because employers keep “the brown ones on the floor”, says the employment rights watchdog. Commissioner of Equal Employment Opportunities Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo​ has launched an inquiry into Pacific people, New Zealand’s lowest paid workers. The scope Read more

‘N’ word and alcohol spark rugby brawl

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The ‘N’ word, repeated vile racist slurs and brawl, were the sad culmination of a club rugby match between Marist St Pats (MSP), and Old Boys’ University (OBU) at Wellington College last weekend. MSP is Wellington’s Catholic rugby club. Speaking with RNZ’s Lisa Owen, MSP Chairman Rob Evans reluctantly confirmed the ‘n…..’ word had been Read more

Parent lost for words after Aotea class asked to play ‘racist’ game

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Porirua parent is “lost for words” after her 14-year-old was asked to participate in a colonial-style game which separated children into slaves, chiefs and aliens. Earlier today she said a Year 10 Aotea College class were instructed to do the activity, which involved selling slaves, land and commoners – for “10 pearls”. Documents show the Read more

Rotorua’s John Paul College orders independent investigation after racism allegations

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Rotorua’s John Paul College has ordered an independent investigation following a complaint alleging racism, bullying and elitism at the school. The Board of Trustees and principal ordered the review after the Bishop of Hamilton, Stephen Lowe, received a complaint via email regarding alleged “systemic racism” resulting in Māori whānau either withdrawing or choosing not to Read more

Teacher put on leave after questioning how George Floyd died

Monday, March 1st, 2021

A teacher at a Catholic High School in the USA has been put on leave after she said the manner of George Floyd’s death was “disputed”. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25, 2020, after a Minneapolis police officer crushed his neck for 8 minutes, 46 seconds. When asked who disputed it Deborah DelPrince said, Read more

America’s first black cardinal speaks of racism

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

America’s first black cardinal, Wilton Gregory, made history last year when he became the first Black American to be appointed a cardinal in the Catholic Church. On the way, he says he faced plenty of discrimination due to his skin colour. “I don’t know of any African American who hasn’t tasted the bitter cup of Read more