Māori Party takes over National's slogan demanding debate on 'white privilege'
National's 'Demand the Debate' campaign, under which Māori co-governance concerns have been raised, has been adopted by the Māori Party, which is demanding a debate about "colonisers' entitlements" and "white privilege".
Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, writing in an opinion piece for NZ Herald, said there should be a debate on the "inherently white system", people "refusing to address their attitudes of white privilege" and "systemic racism".
Writing about it on social media, Ngarewa-Packer used the hashtag "#HeyColoniser", saying, "if we're going to have a debate about our indigenous rights let's debate the coloniser's entitlement, starting 181 years ago".
She added: "The enraged racists are tiring and sooner or later they will realise that the demands of the coloniser will no longer be tolerated."