Māori Privilege: Ramblings of a privileged Māori

The Postcolonial

Jamie Whyte

Contrary to what some may believe, Māori aren’t privileged citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr (yes this guy is learned) Jamie Whyte and Winston Peters would obviously beg to differ, as their recent remarks clearly propagate a narrative that belongs in the 19th century. Analysing the situation, it’s evident that two major discourses influenced the social actions taken by Peters and Whyte – election year politicking and the ugly social norm of the ‘One Law for all’ minority (a large minority).

In regards to the first discourse, Whyte and Peters see a political opportunity provided to them on a plate. Let’s face it, John Key was never going to give Colin Craig the nod. The Conservative leader is just too much maintenance to handle, quite simply the cons outweigh the pros. Monday’s no deal announcement pretty much closed the door for Craig but opened up another door for more…

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