Margaret Mutu Says She Cannot Be Racist

3 News, September 7, 2011

Auckland University academic Margaret Mutu has defended her comments on white immigration, saying she cannot be racist as Maori are not in a position of power.

Ms Mutu said the number of white immigrants coming to New Zealand should be limited because they, perhaps unwittingly, brought with them attitudes of “white supremacy”, which held back Maori.

She made the comments in response to a survey which showed Maori had higher negative attitudes towards immigrants in New Zealand than other ethnic groups.

On RadioLIVE today she said:

“Racism is definitely associated with power and using power to deprive another group,” she said.

“Maori are not in a position of power in this country and therefore cannot deprive Pakeha.”

Ms Mutu said she was looking to highlight the fact that racism is alive and well in New Zealand.

“I’m actually highlighting the fact racism exists in this country and it is a matter that this country needs to address, to debate, to identify what racism actually looks like, then talk about how we are going to fix it up,” she said.

Ms Mutu was defended by some on RadioLIVE with some people saying the believed Maori were not given enough enough say on immigration laws.

Race Relations Commissioner Joris De Bres does not agree the definition of racism is dependent on the person being racist holding a position of power.

“Racial prejudice is the same whether it come from a Maori or Pakeha,” he said earlier.

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  • FourFooted Messiah

    -blink- New Zealand still allows whites to immigrate? Right on.

    Now. Is she talking about limiting immigration period, or just limiting it to white folks and opening it up more to non-whites (like the rest of the white world)? If it’s the latter, I wonder if she understands just what Muslims would do with the Maori …

  • Alexandra

    Fine, then I’m about 96.5% racist. Supposedly I’m, at most, 3.5% Cherokee…so that part of me can’t be racist.

    (Makes about as much sense!)

  • Once Were Worriers

    Ms Mutu said the number of white immigrants coming to New Zealand should be limited because they, perhaps unwittingly, brought with them attitudes of “white supremacy”, which held back Maori.

    The only thing that holds back the Maori is their own primitive lack of evolution. Although the Maori aren’t quite as low-IQ or as generally pathetic as Australia’s Aborigines, they are still, developmentally speaking tens of thousands of years behind Europeans. The things holding back the Maori are things like too much drinking so much, too much drug abuse, too much domestic violence, too much economic underachievement. Serious improvement for the Maori in these areas can only be accomplished BY the Maori; it’s not something the Pakeha can buy for them. A race either accomplishes these things by themselves, or they don’t accomplish them at all. If you want the Maori to get ahead in NZ, Ms. Mutu, you would be better haranguing your own people to quit their nasty, slovenly habits, and get on with group self-improvement. Rather than blame Whitey, why not try getting your own ethnic house in order? (Oh right, you can’t. The IQ thing.)

    “Maori are not in a position of power in this country and therefore cannot deprive Pakeha.”

    If Maori are not in a position of power it’s because — and ONLY because — they were too weak-minded and militarily ineffectual to fight off the incursion of white people a couple of centuries back. As for your “therefore cannot deprive Pakeha”, well, actually, Ms. Mutu, the Maori deprive NZ whites of A LOT via the Maori’s perennial social problems (crime, domestic violence, welfare dependence, general dumbness), all of which must be paid for by your despised and “racist” white NZers via (involuntary) taxation.

  • Question Diversity

    Auckland University academic Margaret Mutu has defended her comments on white immigration, saying she cannot be racist as Maori are not in a position of power.

    The Jesse Jackson axiom. Methinks being a University academic is a position of power.

  • neanderthalDNA

    That’s just libtard absurdity.

    Whatever the hell the Maori were, they are now no less white than most american indians are, genetically. Just another example of a “Pelasgian” people interbreeding with a Caucasian overclass/invader. The ancient Greeks were a mostly fair skinned/haired race who nonetheless incorporated the genetics of a darker skinned/haired people who may have been more or less “native” to the area. These darker aboriginal Greeks, probably akin to the Minoans, were often referred to as Pelasgians by the Greeks themselves…

    I guess it depends on how picky one is when parsing out whiteness… Pseudo “Pelasgian” racial elements are common in almost all “white” populations from Amerind, to Lapp, to Maori…even to the unmentionable ones…

    Generally, ultimately for the sake of the white race, I feel we should be realistic about such things and put them in perspective.

    But Maoris would probably be “racist” too if they had to live around a bunch of subsaharan blacks…

  • tightwad

    My wife and I toured New Zealand in 2010, both the south and north Islands. On the north island especially, there seemed to be a throbbing awareness of racial differences between the Maori and the caucasians. We did the usual hongi ritual, rubbing noses and breathing on our guests as they did to us tourists. However, a constant drumbeat of tension with the status quo drenched the

    exhibitions and I finally asked one Maori lady just when parity with the Pakeha would be achieved. She came right out and admitted that it would never happen. The Maori, as I understand, only precede their European counterparts by just a few hundred years so it is not as if their claim to the WEALTH of the nation

    has a hell of a lot of validity. All their gripes and attempts

    at redressing long held grievances appear to be mainly scams of

    the same type as our American blacks use on white America

  • Bo

    The use of “pakeha” as a label for the diverse white New Zealanders is a Maori-centric insult that labels those so-named as “less than,” lacking diversity, lacking identity, and lacking the right to name themselves. It originates from a word referring to the white pimple-like result of an insect bite.

    It’s use is literally race-hate in the mouth of Margaret Mutu. It must make her chuckle to defame and name our people while claiming that we have all the power to insult and degrade.

    “Pakeha” is like all the other names given us by others like cracker, honky, gringo, goyim, and so on. They are not gifts of kindness. Those names exist to destroy our diversity, nationality, and right to name ourselves. Beware the person coming to you and giving you your name.

  • sbuffalonative

    Ms Mutu said the number of white immigrants coming to New Zealand should be limited because they, perhaps unwittingly, brought with them attitudes of “white supremacy”, which held back Maori.

    What Whites brought was a first-world society with first-world living standard the Maori could never hope to achieve on their own. If Whites never showed up, the Maori would be demanding it was their human right to be provided with first-world living standards from White nations.

  • Wayne Engle

    That’s the old dodge that non-White agitators always use: “We can’t be racist because we’re not empowered.” But they’re wrong. They just want that excuse so they can say anything they want about us, and we can’t retaliate without facing blistering lectures, if not worse.

  • Bilbo

    Whenever someone says that a non-white person can’t be racist because “they are not in power”, please point out to him or her that a non-white person armed with a knife or gun has plenty has plenty of power.

  • Former Seattle Resident

    “a position of power”…

    In 1991, I was carjacked and stabbed and almost killed by a black crackhead. While he was stabbing me, he yelled “you white M…F..” at me.

    He didn’t need any state power or institutional power.

    All he needed was the power of his knife and mouth.

  • (AWG) Average White Guy

    Which statement is ‘racist’?

    • I must not be a racist because I am not White.

    • I must not be White because I am a racist.

  • Tom

    I have heard this same drivel from blacks myself. “we can’t be racist”, they say. Bull. The most racist people that I have met are black people.

    Oh, wait. I think that I understand. Maybe they think that they can’t be racist because they can’t say the word. They always say “raciss”. That’s it, everyone. They aren’t racist. They are “raciss”.

  • Anonymous

    I heard this King’s X on racism from two blacks on commie Kboo radio in Portland.

    This is a brilliant maneuver on thier part to make all Whites evil racists,but exempting their own racial group. But they do have power, you see, everyone bends over as soon as a brown or black or yellow person screams racism.

    they get media attention and government grants. The Media has been blasting her stupid remarks all over the web, but see if the British National Party gets an interview…

  • True Blue

    “If Whites never showed up, the Maori would be demanding it was their human right to be provided with first-world living standards from White nations”

    Exactly

    Or they would turn into a ‘cargo cult’. (Look it up if you do not know what a cargo cult is; it makes for some fun reading.)

  • Anonymous

    Of course Mutu is a racist. She uses racial slurs and demands special privileges based on her race. In fact, I’ll bet the only reason she has her position is because of some NZ version of the affirmative action scam. Now, what is power if not the ability to steal from others? Which she has done in spades.

  • Jon

    I love these made up definitions of racism. So, you can’t be racist if you don’t have power?

    I’m sure this woman, Margaret Mutu, has the ability to clench her fist, pick up a knife or fire a gun. With any one of the three actions she is now in a position of power over almost anyone.

    Save for a quadriplegic, practically everyone can acquire some object that gives them power over another person.

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny (and pathetic) that the white world elevates prehistoric peoples, and lets them talk into microphones and video cameras (devices as far from their realm as we are from the realm of gods).

    And to sit back and suffer them spouting such drivel as this…spoon-fed to them by warped white Marxists.

    Of course, she has it all mixed up.

    The Maori were conquered, yet spared ultimate annihilation by Europeans who exceeded them in every sense; from warfare to science.

    Maori exist only at the sufferance of Europeans. I do not celebrate the fact, I merely state the plain truth.

    Would that it were not so very painful to much of the world…

  • Anonymous

    “I’m actually highlighting the fact racism exists in this country”

    A study that reveals the racist attitudes of Maori is taken as proof that white New Zealanders are racist!? I give up.

  • Laager

    @7 Bo

    Add the following name to your list.

    In (South) Africa blacks call whites Mlungu – or variations thereof depending on the language used.

    The best translation I have been able to find is:

    Mlungu = The white foam/scum washed ashore by/on the ocean waves

    Implying that this (negative) scum/foam has come from overseas/Europe.

    African blacks may not like the Mlungu but they certainly love all the first world technological trinkets and fashions that he has brought with him.

  • Mr Jones

    Perhaps I read too much into this (or even perhaps too little) but when she says “she cannot be racist as Maori are not in a position of power”, what she really means as that all whites are racist, to a degree, and all ‘Maori’ are not. This will remain true for her (and is a practical reality here in America) until the day every last white person is below the law, in prison, in hiding, or run from the country; until the day no whites exist. But of course ‘Maori’ will not be racist even then for in a nation that is all Maori some Maori will no doubt be poor. Then the blame will fall on dead whites and their traditions or whites overseas. That’s how it works now in countries that have been ‘liberated’. Whites are still the racists and bad guys. Perhaps this elevates their own morality, out of their gutter?, but what about whites? No one seems to care. Not whites themselves. That would be racist. ‘Anti-colonialism’ stands for nothing more than whites evil and people of color always good but with the added bonus that those espousing this naked racism still get to hold the moral high ground. Those agreeing with these prevailing winds get to pose as cutting-edge, hi-tech and at the forefront of societal evolution.

  • Anonymous

    The larger issue aside, apparently No whites in New Zealand are poor and no Maori have wealth? If that’s not it, no Maori have influence? What about her position as University academic on RadioLive? Isn’t it enough we elevate foreigners to these high private and public service positions (for uttering dribble like this, no less), must they be angry about it too? Or is it Really about something else, over there in New Zealand?

  • White, Jewish, and Proud

    “Racism is definitely associated with power and using power to deprive another group,” she said.

    A patent absurdity.

    The most racist, hate-filled people I’ve met in my life were almost all black. And they were not only dirt-poor, but powerless, as well.

  • WR the elder

    Who do I see using his power to deny jobs and promotions to white people in the federal government? Obama — the most powerful man in the world.

    So can we get a concession that Obama is a racist?

  • Timaeus

    She claims that only Others can be racist, not her own people. First, this is a claim that her own people are purely good, but not the Others. Second, the criterion separating the good from the bad is who is racist (the Others are racist, not her own people).

    As the comments above pointed out (and as Jared Taylor so ably presents in his books), non-whites are significantly more “racist” than Whites. But what kind of reaction do you think you would get if you pointed out to these folks that they are racist? A Socratic dialogue? I think not. We Whites cannot defend ourselves through reason and dialogue with people who do not consider us as equals.

    Our only defense as White people is to lose our fear of the word “racist”. Accept that it is a word used by our enemies, not at all descriptive of who we really are. And if our enemies are too stupid or too addicted to their prejudices to understand who we are, why worry about any adjective they choose to apply to us? We are who we are, and they just don’t have a clue.

  • Tewk

    “Can’t be racist because I’m not white…”.

    That vile nonsense has worked so well everywhere else one can’t be suprised a race pimp in new Zealand would work that angle.

    And it will continue to work just so long as white people fall into the fetal position and beg forgiveness at the “racist” charge.

  • Justin

    It’s common knowledge that Pacific Islanders aren’t known for their high-IQs, so we can’t expect too much from Margaret Mutu. I mean how often do you see Hawaiians, Tongans, Fijians, etc. in higher education or high-tech jobs? Without Whites what would these people be doing?

  • Mr.White

    Racism is definitely associated with power and using power to deprive another group,” she said.

    “Maori are not in a position of power in this country and therefore cannot deprive Pakeha.’

    ————————————————————-

    I just looked up the definition of racism (wanted to be sure) and no where in said definition did it mention “using power to deprive another group” as part of its meaning.

    A reasonable person might conclude after listening to Margaret Mutu, she is perverting the meaning of the word racism to further her own racist tendencies. But of course we do not want to be judgmental. That might be deemed “racist.”

    Should I assume they have access to dictionaries at Auckland University…?

  • Anonymous

    “Without Whites what would these people (pacific islanders) be doing”?

    Without whites I suppose they’d be doing these high-tech jobs. That’s just one more reason they want ‘us’ gone.

  • Anonymous

    to former Seattle Resident:

    I can’t believe you were attacked by a racist black criminal in Seattle. After watching the series “Fraiser” for 12 years, I was told that all of the violent criminals in Seattle were white. I don’t understand how there could be racist black criminals in that beautiful liberal city. Could someone please explain? This couldn’t be right!

    You don’t have to explain, I was being facetious. I’m sorry to hear what happened to you. Thank you for sharing your story with us. It’s help educate us that these liberal paradises are full of violent minorities that hate and attack white people. I believe that the solution is that we all start carrying guns. Whenever a minority attacks a white, we simply shoot and klll them. If we organize and stick with the plan, the government cannot stop us. They simply cannot send us all to prison for defending ourselves. At the moment, only a handful will do this…and they are always sent to prison.

    Ironically, for those of you who don’t know, the man who plays “Frasier”, Kelsey Grammer, was also a victim of a racist hate crime. In the 70s, his sister was raped and murdered by a violent black man. The rapist even called the victim’s family on the phone to brag about it. The man was arrested and sentenced to death. The liberal government in that state abolished the death penalty and the rapist was allowed to live. He is now up for parole every few years. He is always denied because the victim is related to a celebrity. If the victim’s brother were not a celebrity, this rapist would have been released years ago.

    It’s time to start killing criminals. The government will not help us. We must do it ourselves. I think that doing nothing is worse than risking prison. We don’t just want revenge, we want justice.

  • Frank

    This woman is either a racist or an idiot. Maybe both?

  • John Bell in Engl;and

    I have an old chidrens’ encyclopedia from the fifties which heads its piece on New Zealand with the words “A British country on the other side of the world”. At that time the population of the country was about 95% white (and almost entirely British)now its about 70% white and falling fast. Clearly Dr. Mutu doesn’t think its falling fast enough.

  • Anonymous

    Margaret Mutu has given herself a pass to be as hateful as she wants. All she needs to do is play the I have no power card. She then has Carte Blanche.

  • Bantu Education

    No 25 Timaeus said

    this is a claim that her own people are purely good, but not the Others

    This hits the nail on the head – the implication of her words is that the Maori have higher moral standards than whites.

    ergo, Maori are better and nicer people than whites.

    A classic definition of a racist..!

    I would also like to ask this Mutu, an affirmatised “academic” if there ever was one, whether this means that white South Africans, a minority with no political power, cannot be racist?

  • Anonymous

    29 — Anonymous wrote at 2:41 PM on September 11:

    “Without Whites what would these people (pacific islanders) be doing”?

    Without whites I suppose they’d be doing these high-tech jobs. That’s just one more reason they want ‘us’ gone.

    You think without us they’d be doing high-tech jobs? Really? My guess was going to be either, “Sitting around swatting at flies” or “Drinking themselves into an early grave.”

  • Zach Sowers

    That argument, “I cannot be racist because I am a ‘person of color'” still works here in liberal USA. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.