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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Maori continue to face racism, ignorance

Maori continue to face racism, ignorance
- Maori however, never saw themselves as insignificant to settlers. Believing in the superiority of Pakeha culture, governments set about implementing it. The process that Ansell refers to as ' civilisation ' was actually assimilation. Our education system was the vehicle for the systematic eradication of Maori values, mores, beliefs and language. Its purpose was to change Maori into Pakeha. Maori would live in a society governed by Pakeha social, cultural and political norms rather than their own.