'Structural racism':

Woeful Maori, Pasifika representation in NZ science

Māori and Pasifika scientists have been "severely" under-represented at the country's universities and research institutes – a dismal and continuing trend one commentator says highlights "structural racism" in New Zealand science.

A new study, led by Dr Tara McAllister, of centre of research excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini, took a deep look at ethnic diversity at universities and Crown research institutes (CRIs) between 2008 and 2018.

Despite talk of valuing diversity, the 11 organisations analysed – and which weren't named in the paper - showed little change in the overall percentage of Māori and Pasifika scientists employed over that period.

Link to article: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12353606


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