Pathways to Transform Institutional (and Everyday) Racism in New Zealand

Came, H
McCreanor, T
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Department of Anthropology, University of Otago

Racism has become a normalised part of New Zealand society despite our governments’ endorsement of human rights treaties and our founding document Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The outcomes of racism appear as significant and enduring disparities in social outcomes between Māori and non-Māori. New Zealand has a range of strategies attempting to deal with inequities between population groups but currently lacks a coherent national plan and/or strategy to transform racism. Within this paper the authors offer four pathways as a contribution to a national plan i) addressing historical racism ii) improving racial climate iii) mobilising civil society through collective impact iv) strengthening controls through systems change approaches within public institutions

Institutional racism; Te Tiriti o Waitangi; Collective impact; Systems change; Racial climate; New Zealand
Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. Vol 12, No 2 (2015)
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