Curb White Immigrants: Academic

Marika Hill, Aukland Now, September 4, 2011

A Maori academic says immigration by whites should be restricted because they pose a threat to race relations due to their “white supremacist” attitudes.

The controversial comments come in response to a Department of Labour report, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Star-Times, which found Maori are more likely to express anti-immigration sentiment than Pakeha or any other ethnic group.

Margaret Mutu, head of Auckland University’s department of Maori studies, agreed with the findings and called on the government to restrict the number of white migrants arriving from countries such as South Africa, England and the United States as they brought attitudes destructive to Maori.

“They do bring with them, as much as they deny it, an attitude of white supremacy, and that is fostered by the country,” she said.

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres, who migrated here from the Netherlands, has hit out at Mutu’s view, saying there is no justification for anybody to discriminate on the basis of colour, race or nationality.

Mutu said Maori were generally supportive of immigration from Asian countries, and she was happy to welcome white immigrants who understood issues of racism against Maori.

“They are in a minority just like Pakeha in this country. You have a minority of Pakeha who are very good, they recognise the racism, they object to it and speak out strongly against it.”

The Labour Department migrant report surveyed almost 1000 people on their perceptions of ethnic groups coming here. Maori respondents were the most likely to agree with negative statements about immigrants, such as that they threaten New Zealand culture and steal jobs from Kiwis.

They were also more likely to disagree that immigrants contribute to New Zealand’s culture and economy.

The Labour and Immigration Research Centre report also found:

Samoans were the migrant group which received the highest negative rating by all respondents, one in five viewing them negatively.

British and Australian migrants received the highest positive ratings, just 5% disliking the British and 4% viewing Australians negatively.

Pacific Islanders (91%) were most likely to find New Zealand welcoming.

It is not the first time Maori commentators have sparked controversy by suggesting racial immigration policies.

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia caused an international backlash when she call for migration to be reduced–particularly from western countries–in 2007. At the time, Turia accused the government of trying to stop the “browning” of New Zealand through immigration.

De Bres said: “We should not stop people coming on the basis on their skin. It’s racial prejudice and racial discrimination.” He cautioned that racist views were not limited to one ethnic group.

De Bres said he recently attended a celebration at the Maori King’s residence where different migrant communities were welcomed onto the marae, proving many Maori are welcoming.

“The positive thing to do is for Maori and migrants to engage more to understand each other.”

Massey University sociologist Paul Spoonley said his research showed while other ethnic groups’ attitudes toward migrants had been approving, Maori perception had become increasingly negative. Anti-immigration sentiment was fed by Maori fears that multicultural policies were diminishing policies concerning Maori, he said.

Mutu said she was concerned that relations between Maori and other minority groups had deteriorated.

“Maori feel very threatened as more groups come in and swamp them.”

But Auckland University of Technology Maori history professor Paul Moon said extremist Maori views were held only by a minority and people should be wary of reading too much into the report.

He said Mutu’s comments did not equate with the reality of many Maori inter-marrying with Pakeha.

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  • Ron

    Whites are being racially checkmated throughout the world and will soon have nowhere left to flee. We are no longer welcome in our own ancestrial homelands. At some point we will be left with no other options but to face our enemies and fight. Unfortunately, far too many Whites will never wake up until it’s too late to put up a formidable resistance to this racial genocide. And what makes it worse? It’s those within our own race doing this to us.

  • Jeddermann.

    New Zealanders used to think and say that they had perfect race relations in their land. Absolutely no problem between the races, why everything was just perfect. I don’t think they say that anymore. Any Kiwi out there like to comment?

  • white is right, black is whack

    Only a marxist would suggest something so absurd and crazy. Yes, don’t let in people who are the same race as the majority of people already living there. By that logic, the best way to curb cat on mouse attacks would be to put mice in the same cage with cats instead of in a seperate cage away from the cats.

  • Question Diversity

    Same thing has presented itself in the Good Ole, and worse, a white person, at that, a white “conservative” Republican, said it. Sam Brownback, then a Senator from Kansas and now the Governor of Kansas, said that we shouldn’t let white South Africans in because they would be racist.

  • Bob

    NZ has no future really.

    Lots of people come here from other swamped white countries trying to escape the anti-white racism they face in their own homelands, but its just the same here.

    Basically, we feed, they breed.

    NZ has no real future for us.

    The white race has two stark choices:

    Fight the brown hordes back, or cease to exist. There is no middle ground. We make too many nice things that everyone else wants, and they are never satisfied. We will be swamped because we are too nice. Every darky wants a white chick, and they love to rub it in our faces when they get one.

    Its mass insanity affecting all TV watchers that causes this.

  • Anonymous

    1 — Ron wrote at 7:12 PM on September 6:

    Whites are being racially checkmated throughout the world and will soon have nowhere left to flee. We are no longer welcome in our own ancestrial homelands. At some point we will be left with no other options but to face our enemies and fight. Unfortunately, far too many Whites will never wake up until it’s too late to put up a formidable resistance to this racial genocide. And what makes it worse? It’s those within our own race doing this to us.

    ———————————————————-

    Yes.

    But it is also many others (and has been for a very long time) who are not within our own WHITE race that set the wheels in motion, so to speak.

  • Anonymous

    “there is no justification for anybody to discriminate on the basis of colour, race or nationality.”

    But, there is.

    The opposite of ‘discrimination’ is to let nature run wild against your interests. Discrimination is an adaptive trait, which all successfully-adapting living entities practice. Those who don’t discriminate lose in the battle of ‘survival of the fittest’, when they are over-run by competitors.

    Discrimination has served the human races well throughout their existance. It’s no time to stop practicing it.

  • Anonymous

    Mutu said she was concerned that relations between Maori and other minority groups had deteriorated.

    “Maori feel very threatened as more groups come in and swamp them.”

    ——————————

    This is probably the feeling of many or most American Blacks, and naturally so, but their political leaders e.g. Cong. Black Caucus sell them out every time and the Black voters just keep on electing them. The CBC apparently does so in order to serve the greater cause of expanding the Democratic electorate in order to ensure Democratic rule in order to continue the overarching project of big government, cradle-to-grave welfare state, income redistribution, regulatory state.

    This grand project can justify disadvantaging Blacks in the job market, in getting pushed out of their neighborhoods (see L.A.), bumped aside somewhat in Affirmative Action spoils etc because the grand project will still distribute monetary benefits to Blacks under numerous programs.

    Never mind that Blacks will be ever more just useless tax-eaters on the Progressive Plantation with broken/fatherless families, Black men unemployed and unemployable, lacking self-respect as producers. They will still be provided for materially and that’s what counts to the Progs. Remember the ‘poor’ in the USA aren’t really so poor.

  • interesting times

    For some reason US blacks think that they shouln’t oppose the Hispanic inundation. Maori seem to be smarter in seeing that anything that weakens their status is not in their self-interest.

  • NAVY

    Non-white immigrants do not mean much to the governments from which they came.

    American’s are bereft of founding fathers America to allow a Marxist establishment to counter our ideals.

    America cannot allow transient races to envelope the white world.

    America was born to lead so that the world will follow.

  • Old Country Boy (NZ)

    Most NZ cities, Aucland and Wellington in particular, seem to be dominated by; Indians, Vietnamese, Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern “Refugees” as well as the NZ Maori Population. Jail inmates are over represented by Pacific Islanders and Maori. To find a traditional white anglo area you need to go to a small rural town or the upmarket suburbs in the larger centres or buy a rural (farm) property.

    In other words we have the same concerns as other western nations who have opened their borders to seemingly unrestricted 3rd world and Islamic immigration. We also have the same problem as in other western nations, namely “why won’t our politicians listen to our concerns” and if we dare question immigration policy we are branded as Nazi racists.

    It should also be noted that NZ seems to be a back door way for many illegals (and legals) to get into Australia.(Good riddance!)

    As # 5 said. “We feed, they breed!”

  • Anonymous

    These so-called indiginous races skyrocketed in numbers thanks to the appearance of the white man, now they want to claim these formerly uninhabitated areas their “homelands.”

  • acc

    # 5, Bob wrote:

    “We will be swamped because we are too nice.

    Even worse. Please, see the video of A Colorado girl Ann Barnhardt. http://goo.gl/mfpFf

  • Kiwiguy

    ***New Zealanders used to think and say that they had perfect race relations in their land. Absolutely no problem between the races, why everything was just perfect. I don’t think they say that anymore. Any Kiwi out there like to comment?***

    @ Jeddermann,

    I’m from NZ. In fairness I don’t think New Zealander’s have claimed to have perfect race relations. The claim tends to be that they are more harmonious than in Australia. There has always been a Maori radical element, the most notorious being the Harawira family.

  • Anonymous

    Well if Whites go (or stop coming) I’d imagine control would start to turn to the Indians and the Chinese. Which looking at a lot of countries in South Asia and the Pacific, isn’t a better deal for natives by any means. I think a lot of these complainers just don’t appreciate how good they have it. Poster 5 – Bob nailed it, they always want more.

  • Fr. John

    “A Maori academic says immigration by whites should be restricted because they pose a threat to race relations due to their “white supremacist” attitudes.”

    There’s your problem. Trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

    As I wrote recently at my blog, in response to Cambria’s cogent analysis:

    ““The European used to believe that his culture was superior to every other culture, and that superiority, which came to him by the grace of God, entailed certain responsibilities, chiefly the responsibility of defending his race and his people against the onslaught of lesser breeds who were outside the law and did not know or respect the God of charity and mercy. Strength, vigilance, and unflinching loyalty to white culture was thought to be necessary because the European considered his race as the Christ-bearing race.” – http://cambriawillnotyield.blogspot.com/2011/09/europe-regained.html

    If that is ‘racial supremacism,’ then I’m Diana Ross – lead singer for the ‘Supremes.’

    Did not the English give literacy, clothes, education, and all the rest to the Maori? Has not the most famous Maori – Kiri te Kanawa- benefitted extremely by being taught WESTERN MUSIC, to find that soprano voice of hers, and all the EUROPEAN languages that enabled her to have a world-wide career, at the hands of the English?

    That’s gratitude for you!

  • Anonymous

    Re Bob:

    I remember when Obama was elected. Like many Americans, I was deeply horrified. I immediately started looking for another country to live in. NZ was high on my list as a safe, white country. I even contacted a barrister there, who himeself escaped from South Africa. As I did research on New Zealand, I saw that the demographics were similar to the U.S.. I remember researching interacial crime…not those fabled, demonic skinheads, but real black on white crime. I read that Polynesian gangs are extorting money from white farmers in the North Island. One farmer fought back and shot his assailant. The liberal courts tried to send him to prison, but he spent his entire life savings, and won the case. In the US, he would have lost, as the courts are now basically kangaroo courts when whites are involved. I was thinking of moving to Auckland, but I was told that Auckland had as much black on white crime as any American city. An American black woman actually told me that as a friendly warning. I hear that the South Island is safer than the North Island. Im sure that there are quiet enclaves, but even those will be ruined after awhile. I have actually lived in nearby Australia. That used to be a safe, white, conservative country. Now they have terrible problems with liberals and black on white crime. I remember when Australia illegalized guns. The crime skyrocketed there, increasing over 1000%. Whites in Australia and NZ keep voting for liberals who are destroying those countries. You would think that whites there could now see the horrible consequences of liberal policies. It seems that too many are either lazy or they are brainwashed to hate themselves. I would love to see a worldwide white civil rights movement. Unfortunately such suggestions are shouted down with vicious hatred and racism. Ironically the most hateful opponents of white civil rights are actually white.

  • Doug

    Typical Maori. Firstly, her ancestry is mainly white. Secondly, the tiny bit of Maori ancestry she really does have makes her extremely stupid. So stupid she can’t see the hypocrisy of wanting to shut out whites in case they’re “racist”.

  • Anonymous

    Immigration is a privilege, not a right. So “discrimination” is perfectly acceptable, since “rights” are not being denied to anyone. Actually it isn’t even that. It is just preference. Preference is NOT prejudice. It is natural human nature. If I were a white person living in New Zealand, I would want white immigrants. Conversely if I were a Maori, I would probably favour Polynesian or Oriental ones. Neither view is “better” or more “right”. It is just a matter of supporting what is in your best biological, ethnic, racial and perhaps, cultural interests. The Maoris, (and other non-whites) understand this and say so openly. The problem is most whites don’t ALSO understand, and those few who do, are shouted down as “racists” (ironically usual by other whites who are in a state of ignorance about their genetic interests).

  • Anonymous

    I am a white American male who has lived in New Zealand for some years now. Anyone expecting to escape the racial tensions in the U.S. should not move down here. Move to North Dakota instead.

    The Maoris have adopted Marxist racial power arguments, combining them with the cultural respect protection laws. They have fared better than the Australian aboriginals. They have interbred with the whites to a much greater extent.

    The South Africans do have experience with blacks from their home nation that is difficult to simply forget, and stick together in the foreign countries to which they emigrate, as many immigrants of all colors do. They also tend to be “watchful of those behaviors that remind them of the black populations they had to cope with at home”, the better to protect themselves. It is group instinct.

    I am confused by the complaint that white immigrants are taking jobs from Maoris, but Asians are not? The Asians I have seen work very hard, but are barred from many jobs that require good English skills, so they take jobs that Maoris could be doing. And the Maoris seem not to want to work very hard at all. Or rather, they never go that extra mile. The Pakehas here are bad enough in that respect. I do perceive the Maoris are discriminated against with jobs and tenancies. The reason for this is the general belief that they are not as reliable. They have a laid-back attitude that one works to live, not lives to work. When pressure is placed on them to step up, they play the race card or call in cuzzie hordes to threaten retribution. On an island with a very high cost of living, scratching out a living is arduous enough, so when survival is at stake, one does not want to take chances on unreliable people. Whence the vicious circle.

    Nonetheless, they are a voting bloc. The Greens party members had not even voted Turia as one of their candidates initially, in their own internal party elections. The party bosses scotched the results of their own internal election to put her up, because they “needed a token Maori”. This is a familiar tactic known to Americans, and of course they have their own Uncle Tom here – Winston.

    New Zealand has the same problems as America does. It is a tiny, isolated, nonindustrialized and expensive place with unpleasant attitudes about Americans and no military to speak of, and which plays the U.S. and China off against one another for bennies (see the New Zealand Wikileaks for this). You are not “escaping” America’s problems, racial or otherwise, by moving there. You are simply exacerbating your own.

  • A Comment from Australia

    I remember back in the late 70s when Rhodesia was about to get Black Rule. The-do gooders were expresing their concerns that white Rhodesians should definitely not be allowed to resettle in Australia because they would bring racist attitudes with them!

    On recent visits to NZ I also have noted the racial make up of their cities, Auckland was awful but most parts of the South Island were “delightfully white” and so uncrowded. AND a comment I often received from white NZers was “I don’t mean to be racist, but why are they letting all of these foreigners come here?”

  • Anonymous

    http://goo.gl/Bxgna

    “MAORI CULTURE has been linked to criminal gang behaviour in a documentary on the Mongrel Mob, part of an award-winning British series on the world’s most notorious gangs”

    The show was not screened in New Zealand. Is cracking down on crime racism?

  • ATBOTL

    What is all this talk about “Marxism?” Marxism has been dead and buried for decades now. The elites who are implementing race replacement are overwhelmingly capitalist and capitalist ideology is the most frequently used justification for immigration.