Man who complains about racial abuse then goes on to racially profile residents of Manukau

This guy clearly can’t see a problem with racial profiling and stereotyping, even though he complains about racial abuse directed at him.

A Christchurch man says he’s “deeply disappointed” rather than angry after a tradesman called him a n***** and made gorilla noises at him.

Peter Retimanu, 53, is a New Zealand-born Samoan who lives in Shirley in Christchurch.

This morning he got in an argument with a tradesman who had been painting the neighbour’s house, because a worker had parked too close to their driveway.

Retimanu says he asked for the car to be moved to give a clear line of sight for traffic, but they refused. Then, he said, “things got heated” and the painter called him the n-word.

“I felt, not so much anger, but a deep disappointment. I couldn’t believe it – I said, ‘You called me a what?’,” Retimanu said.

“I think because you don’t hear that word spoken at all, you go into shock. To compound it, he started making primate, gorilla noises. This was real redneck stuff.

“I thought, of all the coloured people he could have said that to he was very fortunate it was me. I’m pretty sure if he was in Manukau he wouldn’t be able to walk by the time he got out of there.

Riiiight, so he’s a nice darkie living in Christchurch who doesn’t deserve racial abuse, but the clown who abused him is really very lucky because if he had done the same thing in Manukau the darkies there would have beaten the shit out of him.

All done without a hint of irony.


-NZ Herald

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