Tuesday, February 16, 2010

maori youth unemployment disaster

I have nothing against the race relations comissioner - other than they should be maori.

This is exactly what they should be doing and i say the rate of maori youth unemployment isn't just troubling - it is a mind numbingly massive problem that will be a disaster for maori and this country if it isn't addressed directly and swiftly.

From NZH
"Nearly one in three young Maori and Pacific workers are unemployed and action is needed to address their plight, says Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres.
Maori unemployment had risen from 9.8 per cent to 15.4 per cent in the previous 12 months."
The unemployment rates for young people were even more worrying, with the Maori rate going up from 19.5 per cent to 30.4 per cent and the Pacific rate from 18.6 per cent to 29.8 per cent."
Mr de Bres said he noted in his race relations report last year that the deepening economic recession was the most challenging issue for race relations in 2009.
And please note just because i am talking about maori doesn't mean i am not aware that pasifica communities and youth face the very same crisis.

What has the taskforce come up with - NOTHING and that is just not good enough.

1 comment:

Steve Julian said...

Our Indian Youth In Canada are young as well. The need for education, jobs is great for them. It's easy for mainstream to say just get a job. However, it is complexities of society that way heavy on our youth.