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  1 month ago

Maori face on cartoon virus image deemed racist

From the NZ Herald....

"A Covid-19 vaccine information booklet using Māori faces on cartoon virus figures has been immediately withdrawn from circulation after it was deemed racist.

The race relations commissioner today slammed it as "culturally ignorant" and "racism to the core" and an investigation has been launched after the publicity material, "Let's Give Covid-19 The Boot", was issued by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and its public health arm, Toi Te Ora Tauranga."

However, Stuff have reported ...

“lt was designed by a Māori artist, and had input from Māori marketing specialists and it had gone through an approval process, including consultation with some local iwi,”

So, if something can be designed by a Maori artist, go through the hands of several Maori organisations including Iwi being consulted - and they didn't deem it racist, what hope is there for anything else in the future to be found acceptable?

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  1 month ago
buy them all some tissues for their issues . PC gone mad Reply


  1 month ago
I agree with sukebebob, PC gets sillier and sillier Reply


  1 month ago
The above picture pretty much says it all for me. Reply

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