Thursday, September 3, 2009

race hate destroys us all

Can you think of a worse sentence than, "Everyday race hate"

"An attack on a Thai girl, who was beaten up by fellow pupils on a bus, is part of everyday "race hate" in Christchurch, a homestay parent says."

In the latest assault, the year 13 pupil was beaten by two younger girls in Avonside uniforms as she left the bus. She had never spoken to the pair, Stratford said.

"They were punching her in the head as she was getting off the bus," he said.

"They were telling her to 'f... off back to her own country'. She is horribly upset."

Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres said race-hate crimes were a problem not just in Christchurch but around the country and were occurring more often than was reported to police.

"It's becoming more and more urgent for police to gather data of racial abuse," he said. "The Government does agree but has said it's not a priority."

Race hate is such a terrible thing and it is all around us. My boy racer neighbour said the other day that they were moving and when i asked who was moving in, he said, "A bunch of bungas." For those who don't know, that is a derogatory term used for maori and pasifica people. I didn't tell him that i was pleased.

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