Thursday, July 13, 2006

what is wrong with Maori?

Maori, more than any other race in this country, are more likely to beat their children to a pulp,smoke as teens, end up in prison, end up on a benefit, achieve lower NCA results and get stood down from school.

Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira says suspension figures will not change until Maori are catered for in mainstream schools. I assume he also thinks that there will be less Maori child bashings, smokers, beneficaries and prisoners if they were likewise "catered for".

Let me tell him this: Maori ARE catered for - more so than any other race. There are plenty of talented Maori who have got off their arses and made something of their lives. Why are they so different? Do Maori need to be "catered for" and mollycoddled just so they can get ahead like everyone else?

D`ya think I should ask Harawira for comment on how Maori are catered for - or will he get aggro?

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