The structural whiteness of academia

Ngāti Pōrou iwi protest at the University of Waikato after claims of racism were made.

OPINION: Evidence of institutional racism in Aotearoa is overwhelming. Rhys Jones recently described the health sector by saying “inequity is not a bug in the system – it’s a feature” and we argue the university is no exception.

This collective form of racism is embedded as normal practice within society and is systematic, long-term and often grounded in inertia.

A recent report into Waikato University acknowledged there was structural, systemic and casual discrimination at the university. Responses on social media suggest this is not limited to one university. People are feeling the impact everywhere.

Link to article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/300119712/the-structural-whiteness-of-academia


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